Android 7.0升级在即:特别优待VR设备

近日有外媒曝光谷歌在Android N开发者预览版第二版中添加了两项新的功能:“VR listener”和“VR helper”。它们是用来提醒用户当某应用“将在以虚拟现实模式打开应用时启动”的权限警告。

安卓7.0新功能:手机将更好连接VR设备 安卓7.0新功能:手机将更好连接VR设备

之 前在二月份的时候,《华尔街日报》有报道称,谷歌正在调整Andorid系统,希望Android系统能与VR设备更加契合。预计谷歌将会在I/O开发者 大会上公布继Cardboard之后的第二款头戴设备,现在有消息称谷歌正在研发一款不需要手机和电脑就可以独立使用的VR设备。

之前有报道称全新的Android N将会搭载类似3D-Touch的压力感应功能,并且还有重新设计的emoji表情,现在拥有Nexus手机的用户就可以升级至Android N首个预览版,预计正式版本将于I/O开发者大会正式发布。

Android N will have expanded support for virtual reality

Android developers will be able to tap into new virtual reality capabilities in the next major version of Android, codenamed N. As noted by Ars Technica, the second Android N Developer Preview contains references to "VR Listener" and "VR Helper" apps, as well as a permissions warning informing users that a given app "will be able to run when you are using applications in virtual reality mode."

Details of this VR mode aren't yet clear, but a February report in The Wall Street Journalsaid that Google was tweaking Android to work better with VR devices ahead of launching its own smartphone-compatible headset, which would follow the Cardboard initiative and may be announced at the company's annual I/O conference next month. One mooted possibility is for VR apps to disable the phone's auto-lock mechanism so that it doesn't switch off after sitting in a headset for a while. Google is also said to be working on a standalone headset that doesn't require a smartphone or PC to function.

Android N includes built-in support for 3D Touch-style pressure sensitivity, a split-screen mode for tablet multitasking, and revamped emoji. Google released the first developer preview last month, and anyone with a recent Nexus device or Pixel C can sign up for over-the-air updates — though it's not recommended for day-to-day use.

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