Android N Developer Preview 2 shows VR integration
Virtual Reality (VR) is the buzz of the tech world while folks at Ars Technica have revealed deeper integration of VR within the hidden settings in Android N Developer Preview 2.
It is still unknown if VR could really revolutionize our way of interaction with technology. However, Google is banking on its growing Cardboard VR platform and introducing fresh interface changes in the second developer preview of Android N.
In its recent report, Ars Technica reveals new VR helper services hidden in the Apps menu of the latest developer preview. The feature is still non-functional, but the option is accessible via Settings > Apps > Configure apps > Special Access > VR helper services.
The app is expected to work similar to the Notification Access screen in Android smartwatch and any apps making use of similar Application Programming Interface (API) can use the VR helper services in the future. Users can then allow or deny access permission for such services.
"It sounds like when Android kicks over into whatever this VR mode is, the helper app will be able to pop up and do... something. We're not sure what. We're also not sure how comprehensive this Virtual Reality Mode is," explains Ars Technica.
In related news, Google is reportedly planning to create a standalone VR headset that works without a smartphone connected to it.