Google and Android are working to bring the world better VR technology. In the near future, consumers will have virtual reality content right at their fingertips and what has been a niche will be much more. Immersive video, 360-degree storytelling and other relatively new genres will quite possibly be the norm. To all the makers out there, are you planning your VR content? Videoguys has the tools you need to get started.
Android Could Soon Be the Biggest VR Platform In the World
from Gizmodo by Darren Orf
During Alphabet’s earnings call last week, Google CEO Sundar Pichai spent several minutes talking about virtual reality, saying that Google Cardboard, the company’s low-cost approach to VR, was “only the first step” towards much broader goals in the space. Now, a report from the Financial Times claims that Google’s next step is closer than we thought.
Google will reportedly release new VR hardware later this year. The next-generation VR headset will include “better sensors, lenses, and a more solid plastic casing” according to the FT report. Google will also likely make enhancements to Android to support more virtual reality content.
The headset will likely be similar to Samsung’s Gear VR in build quality and sturdiness, but unlike Gear VR, Google’s headset will be usable with any Android phone...[continue reading on Gizmodo]