There will be a number of "Daydream-ready" smartphones that meet a number of criteria including specs, display, and sensors.
In Android N, there will be a VR Mode that can be enabled to optimize for performance and latency, as low as 20ms.
These improvements are a core part of Android N: a lot of phones from companies like Samsung, HTC, LG, Xiaomi, Alcatel and others supported.
Daydream also comes with a reference design and a simple controller — a clickable touchpad. Controller has an accelerometer included.
The first devices using the Daydream reference design will be available this fall.
Google also plans to launch a Daydream Home app store will let users download and purchase apps and games in VR. Hulu, IMAX, CNN, more.
Google Play Movies is coming to Daydream with high-quality DRM support. So is Google Street View! And Photos will be updated to support VR.
Of course, YouTube is coming to Daydream, with VR-optimized videos showing up first when you're wearing a VR headset. HYPE!
Latest Android developer preview will support the first Daydream APIs so devs can get start building for the platform today.
Now David Singleton is on stage to talk Android Wear. Launched two years ago at I/O. Wow, has it been that long?
Android Wear 2.0! A preview of the "biggest update to Android Wear yet."
Information, People, and Health: evolving the platform to include better experiences for all those categories.
First, any watch face can now show data from any app. Similar to Complications from the Apple Watch.
Improvements to Wear messaging, too. "We are redesigning key experiences on the watch to better respond to messages right from your wrist."
The first is Smart Replies. There's also improved handwriting recognition. And a brand new keyboard optimized for the small watch screen.
Now fitness. Google Fit API expanded to include automatic activity recognition, and music can begin playing right away, no phone required.
Android Wear 2.0 is evolving to become much more independent: apps can be standalone, with "direct network access to the cloud"
Developers can download a Preview of Android Wear 2.0 starting today, with a public release coming in the fall.
Now a video of a Syrian refugee living in Turkey helping other refugees settle better into their new home using Android.
Jason Titus on stage now. BIG APPLAUSE for the man. Leads developer relations at Google.
"The opportunities ahead are greater still. But it's hard going from an idea to a great product." Updates to developer tools, let's go!
Titus reiterates that over a billion people are using Chrome on mobile every month. Still an impressive stat!
Chrome updates include "progressive web apps" that can adjust to deteriorating network conditions and still load on poor cellular speeds.
Now talking AMP - instant loading and low overhead on mobile.
Stephanie Cuthbertson on stage now to talk Android Studio, the official new IDE for Android developers. "92% of the top 125 apps and games on the Play Stores use Android Studio."
Nearly all of the developers on the Play Store have at least tried Android Studio, and their feedback has directly impacted the direction of the tools.
Android Studio 2.2 announced: 10x faster, with Instant Run support; emulators are 3x faster than before.
Android Studio 2.2: Faster build speeds across all devices; Faster test recording, with access to a Cloud-based test lab.
Lots of developers in the audience very excited about 10x faster compiling in Android Studio 2.2!