Google’s standalone Android VR to be announced at Google I/O event

Last Updated: 12 May, 2016
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Several reports have been claiming that Google has been in the works of a standalone Android VR device and supporting the claim, Peter Rojas, co-founder of technology blogs like Engadget, Gizmodo and Joystiq has shared some information about the device on its Twitter handle.

According to his tweet, the VR device is likely to be announced at next week’s Google I/O event. The Android VR will be less powerful in terms of design, hardware, and graphical capability, but at the same time, it will be better than Samsung’s Gear VR. It is, however, won’t be able to deliver content with PCs as Oculus Rift and HTC Vive do.

Some Reddit users have spotted a reference of Google VR device in the Unreal Engine patch update notes, but it was later taken down by unreal. As per Google I/O conference schedule, one hour on May 19 is dedicated to VR at Google. The details of the event say “What we have built, what we have learned, and where we are headed.” This seems to indicate Google has a device to show off.

Google is also working on the controller for Android VR device, according to Android Police. A lot of details to be unveiled next week – Google’s voice digital assistant as Google I/O conference is going to kick start next week

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