Ahead of the launch of the Google Daydream View virtual reality headset in November, the company has already released its Daydream Keyboard app. It is now available to download from the Google Play Store, but it cannot be used yet until both the headset and the first Daydream-supported phones are generally available.
The app description is brief and very general, stating only that the app is “an on-screen virtual reality keyboard for text entry in Daydream applications.” It also mentions that uninstalling the keyboard app may cause other Daydream-based apps not to work anymore. The description does not reveal which apps are compatible, or necessary, with the Daydream Keyboard.
The “screenshots” that are posted in the Google Play Store link just give an artist’s representation of what the real Daydream Keyboard will look like in VR. The user interface looks like a standard QWERTY keyboard, with number keys on the left and controls for backspace, enter and close on the right side. A search bar “floats” on top of the keyboard.
We will have to wait a little longer to see how the Daydream View keyboard actually looks and operates with its supported headset. In the meantime, what do you think of this early look at this latest VR app from Google?