Google is working on Android for virtual reality glasses




Google reportedly working on a version of its Android mobile operating system that is suitable for use with virtual reality glasses. The software should be available free for creators of VR equipment, but it is still unclear who is going to use.

That reports The Wall Street Journal on two unspecified sources. They have to know that Google has appointed a team of developers to develop a customized version of Android that can be used for virtual reality. It would be dozens of developers with also other employees. Google itself did nothing about by The Wall Street Journal said plans lost.

According to sources, Google is planning to offer its customized version of Android for free, which is already the case for the mobile operating system. How it will look like exactly, and what is being built for functionality that remains unclear. It is not clear which manufacturers are interested in the software.

Google will probably focus on virtual reality because several companies now have a VR glasses made or announced. Besides the known Oculus Rift concerns, eg, large companies such as Samsung, Sony, LG and HTC. Google already has versions of Android for wearables, TVs, in-car and for businesses.

The development according to The Wall Street Journal led by Clay Bavor and Jeremy Doig. The former was responsible for the launch of Cardboard, a virtual reality glasses that built from cardboard. Google Cardboard uses a smartphone screen to display images.


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