Google Shelves Its VR Project?


It appears that Google has shelved one of its highly ambitious project of developing standalone virtual reality (VR) headsets if we go by some sources and recent media reports. Google was planning to develop a virtual reality (VR) device that works without a smartphone and works independently. But it is believed that the search engine major has dropped the idea, at least for now.

The proposed VR project was in the lines of Oculus Rift and HTC Vive that are stand alone VR head sets and do not require smartphones to launch the corresponding apps. These two VR sets were announced in the beginning of this year and Google started working on its VR plan in February.

The Google’s VR would have its own software and externally fitted cameras. It was also heard at that time that the Google VR would not work on Android platform and the company is developing a specific OS for AR and VR products.

However, there has been no official confirmation from Google, reports Recode.

It is also learnt that the dumping of the standalone virtual reality program has nothing to do with Google Daydream or its Cardboard program which are said to be android based VR platforms. The Daydream project was announced in May this year and is expected to be launched by end of 2016.


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