Try the virtual reality of Daydream on your Nexus 6P

Try the virtual reality of Daydream on your Nexus 6P

Install Daydream Nexus 6P

Throughout the years the technology market is advancing at dizzying rates. New technologies and functionalities are reaching the general public to make our lives easier and perform tasks more easily.

One of these technologies that is booming is virtual reality, which allows us to be in a certain scenario that does not really exist. For this, different devices prepared for this technology are used, such as Samsung Gear VR, Google Cardboard or others that are on the market.

Virtual reality is now coming to smartphones, as they are devices of the public and is a good market for this technology. For it, We have different applications that offer us content to enjoy virtual reality.

But Google wanted to raise the ante and offer us an even more powerful service for virtual reality. This is Daydream, and it is a project to arrive shortly, but which we only know about its existence. However, in this article we will show you how to test an advance on your Nexus 6P.

A preview of what Daydream is

If you have a Nexus 6P, you are in luck, as we are going to teach you how to test a preview of Daydream in this terminal. The procedure is not simple, but if you follow the steps there should be no problem.

What we need is a Nexus 6P with Android N installed, a Google Cardboard and another Android device that has a gyroscope. All this is essential if we want to start doing the procedure.

To start testing this hidden functionality in Android N, we must activate the USB debug mode on the Nexus 6P. Once done, we must download this application through the command “adb install -r path-to-download / controllerpaint.apk".

When installed, we will restart the terminal and go to the section on Settings. Once there we entered Applications and we look for the Google virtual reality application, to which we must grant all permissions.

Then we return to the applications section and, with the gear button, we look for the special access menu. When we have it, we will make sure it is active in the mens "Do not disturb mode access", "VR help services" and "Notification access".

After all this process, we only have pair the two terminals we have via Bluetooth, activate Google location services and we will begin to use this small application of virtual reality that, for the moment, is only one dedicated to making drawings.

Google Developers | Activate Daydream on Nexus 6P

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Music student and passionate about technology. Always looking for new news to be informed about the last thing that happens in the geek world. I am mainly interested in the Android landscape. Apps, smartphones and everything related to the Google OS.