Google Secretly Working On Standalone VR Headset

Posted: Feb 12 2016, 1:10pm CST | by , in Technology News


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Google Secretly Working on Standalone VR Headset
  • Google secretly working on a Virtual Reality headset!

Rumor has it the standalone VR headset won’t be dependent on any smart device to work.

Virtual reality headsets are a pretty hot topic in the tech world right now. Almost all major tech players, including Apple, are working on their headsets. However the most promising idea may be up Google’s sleeve.

If Google is successful the VR headsets will be self-sufficient. The tech giant Google previously made baby steps in the VR field. Google developed the Cardboard VR headset.

Rumors are swirling Google may be getting serious about the VR headsets. Sources claim Google could be secretly working on a standalone VR headset.

The Google headset won't rely on a compliant smartphone to work. The VR headset won’t even require a PC or any other smart device to function and will be independent.

Needless to say if the rumors are true the Google VR headset would be pretty innovative. Since current VR headsets are not standalone devices but work as accessories and functionality extenders.

For the Google VR headset to be completely independent it will require a full hardware package. The VR headset will need its own processors and sensors.

Sources are also claiming to WSJ the processors and sensors will be provided by Movidius. Movidius is a major manufacturer of motion chips and high-performance computational imaging devices.

The Google VR headset will also most likely employ its own set of outward-facing cameras. To be a truly standalone device the Google VR headset will also need its own display.

So far other details such as pricing and design of the Google VR headset are unknown. But the Google VR headset won’t come cheap.

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