Mar 06 AT 8:00 PM Alex Wagner 1 Comment

A version of Android for virtual reality is reportedly in the works

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Hot on the heels of the debut of the Samsung Gear VR for Galaxy S6 and the HTC Vive, a new report suggests that Google’s planning on getting into virtual reality in a big way too.

According to the Wall Street Journal, Google has a team consisting of “tens of engineers” that’s working on a version of Android for virtual reality devices. The team is reportedly being headed up by Clay Bavor and Jeremy Doig, the former of which helped to create Google Cardboard. Details on this Android VR OS are light, but it’s said that the software will be offered for free.

There’s a lot of interest in virtual reality lately, and while Google does have its Cardboard VR headset and app, the company has yet to really dive into the market. A version of Android for VR devices could be a way to get into VR, get into it early, and perhaps become a major player in VR just like it has in smartphones and tablets.

What do you think of virtual reality? Are you interested in headsets like the Gear VR and Vive?

Source: WSJ

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  • Captain_Doug

    tens of engineers. awesome.