WSJ: Google is engaged on a standalone VR headset, too
Clues have been circulating about Google’s plans for a brand new VR headset in current weeks. Now, the Wall Road Journal studies that Mountain View is engaged on a second digital actuality system. In contrast to the headset we have seen tipped already, the second gadget is claimed to be a standalone unit that does not require a telephone or PC with a view to work. If that is true, it is going to be the primary gadget to perform with out being related to a pc or cellular system. A number of days in the past, a report surfaced stating that Google had a brand new headset within the works that might be a way more superior model of Cardboard, however would nonetheless used a handset to drive the visuals.
The WSJ report goes on to elucidate that Google is definitely engaged on two separate items of hardware. That unit we heard about final week, which might be one thing like Samsung’s Gear VR, is claimed to nonetheless be on faucet this yr, full of chips and sensors of its personal. By becoming a member of the digital actuality fray, Google can be competing with Samsung, HTC, Sony and Oculus within the area. Nevertheless, three of these 4 corporations have merchandise that want a PC or recreation console as a way to work.
Google is reportedly working with Movidius on movement-monitoring cameras for the standalone headset. In the event you’ll recall, the duo additionally labored collectively on the Undertaking Tango, a smartphone that packed in 3D depth-sensing tech. When it comes to a launch date, particulars are understandably scarce because it appears to be early within the improvement part. One supply informed the Wall Road Journal it might debut this yr whereas one other claimed Google might determine to scrap it totally. Nevertheless, the report does point out that we might see the headset for telephones debut at this yr’s Google I/O developer convention. That piece of hardware would arrive alongside the annual replace to Android, together with options to correctly accommodate VR devices.