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AndroidCompat

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public final class AndroidCompat

Utility class for using VR-related features that may not be available with all Android versions.

Warning: The functionality is experimental and subject to change in future releases.

Public Methods

static void
setSustainedPerformanceMode(Activity activity, boolean enabled)
Sets the current android.view.Window to sustained performance mode, when available.
static boolean
setVrModeEnabled(Activity activity, boolean enabled)
Sets the appropriate "VR mode" setting for an Activity.

Inherited Methods

Public Methods

public static void setSustainedPerformanceMode (Activity activity, boolean enabled)

Sets the current android.view.Window to sustained performance mode, when available.

Parameters
activity The current Activity.
enabled Whether to enable sustained performance mode.

public static boolean setVrModeEnabled (Activity activity, boolean enabled)

Sets the appropriate "VR mode" setting for an Activity.

This should typically be called in Activity.onCreate for pure VR activities, and will only have an effect on Android N+.

On Daydream-ready devices, if Google VR Services is not present and enabled, this will prompt the user to install or enable Google VR Services before continuing. If the user continues without Google VR Services present and enabled, the Android OS will not enter VR mode, and some functionality may not be available (e.g. the controller).

Parameters
activity The Activity for which to set VR mode.
enabled Whether to enable VR mode.
Returns
  • true if this succeeded, false otherwise. This can fail either because the device does not support VR mode, or because Google VR Services is unavailable.