Google Announces VR To Surpass Gear VR
In 2014, Google released their Virtual Reality headset made out of cardboard. Now it appears that Google is ready to double down with a new VR set that will push the upcoming Samsung Gear VR.
In addition to a new plastic casing, it’s said that the headset will support a far wider range of smartphones than the Gear VR. Sources also tell the paper that it will feature “better sensors” and “lenses,” suggesting that it won’t be wholly reliant on the equipment built into your smartphone.
Google’s annual developer conference, I/O, would be a natural place for the company to unveil the new hardware. According to The Financial Times, the hardware could be another Nexus-style product designed to set a target and lay the template for Google’s hardware partners. The hardware itself could arrive in September, it’s reported.
Google’s expanded VR push was rumored just last month after the company posted job listings for new positions involved in virtual reality. There’s still much that’s unknown about this new headset, and Android VR in particular. One open question is whether it will integrate with Project Tango, which can scan and track real-life environments.