Google might unveil Android VR headset at I/O convention

Google may unveil Android VR headset at I/O conference

In response to a number of rumors and a newly noticed placeholder on the Google Play Developer Console, plainly Google will probably be unveiling an Android VR headset at Google I/O subsequent week.

Android Police first noticed the placeholder, which is at present simply that — you’ll be able to’t click on into the hyperlink such as you would have the ability to with the Android Put on, Android TV, or Android Auto.

Google may unveil Android VR headset at I/O conference

Final week, Peter Rojas (former Engadget Editor and present EIR at Betaworks) confirmed the rumors by way of Twitter, noting that Android VR wouldn’t be as highly effective because the Vive from HTC or the Oculus Rift.

Android VR will certainly be introduced subsequent week, and from what I’ve heard shall be much less highly effective than the Vive or Rift.

— Peter Rojas (@peterrojas) Might eleven, 2016

And again in February, the Wall Road Journal reported that Google had plans to unveil a VR headset that doesn’t require a smartphone nor a pc to perform.

Whereas that piece continues to be up for debate — some say that Google I/O may contain the introduction of two VR headsets — plainly we will safely say Google will unveil some type of a VR headset within the coming weeks, probably at I/O.

That stated, it’ll in all probability be fairly some time earlier than we will truly buy these units, because the headset will probably run on the forthcoming Android N working system.

This could shake up the present VR panorama, which is dominated by Oculus with the Rift, in addition to Oculus/Samsung with the Gear VR.

[by way of Engadget]

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