With the advent of the Google Cardboard, Google was the first to bring Virtual reality among the masses with the aim to encourage interest and development in VR application, and now it has been in air that Google will soon introduce the world with its new next- generation virtual reality headset. Google I/O developer conference which is scheduled to be held in Mountain View from Wednesday to Friday this week, Google has planned to give developers a first glimpse at its next generation virtual reality headset, having learned from the multiple sources the new headset will be standalone mobile VR device. It means that the headset won’t require a phone or PC to run VR games, apps, and experiences.
As reported, Google has been working on such a standalone headset project for more than a year. The technology implemented is at its most advanced stage of the development, and is supposed to include inside-out positional tracking. Hence, company is not much susceptible of revealing it completely as a little of it will be previewed. Last time also Google used I/O developer conference to give highlights of its Google Daydream. It’s an Android-based mobile VR platform that combines makes use of high-end handsets to power VR games and experiences and the device which Google has planned to showcase in the next conference is the next step for these efforts, but it’s not clear whether the device will support Android, or make use of separate operating system.
Tango with its Augmented Reality Platform started as a project of Google’s X lab, which is capable of mapping a room, allowing developers to arrange virtual characters in relation to real objects and track the movement of the phone as it user moves through the room. Much of the same technology used for positional tracking, where headset can track a user’s movement in space. The same kind of technology is supported by Facebook’s Oculus Rift headset, Sony’s PlayStation VR and HTC’s Vive, with the use of external camera and sensors to track the user. The upcoming headset supposed to use on-board sensors for what’s been called inside-out tracking, reducing any external hardware. It’s the next big thing to be seen in virtual reality which will drastically simplify the use of the VR headsets. That’s why Facebook and HTC have started working on its own alone standalone VR headset.
With this headset Google may be able to fully participate in all areas of VR and mixed reality, but it will likely take some time before such device would be available at consumers end. Will soon update you as more come on it, so just stay tuned with VR news and channel for more excitement yet to relish.