Google is Building Virtual Reality Android Software Platform
It looks like none of the mega corporations want to skip a race into the future, no matter what the product is. Facebook, a social networking website in the beginning, took over Oculus Rift; Google, a search engine giant is making driverless cars and now we have picked up word that they also want to enter the virtual reality race with an operating system of their own.
If you have kept tabs on everything that has been going down at this year’s Game Developer Conference (GDC 2015), you would have figured by now that virtual reality is really going to be a big deal in the coming days.
It was at the same time when a couple of informers at Google allegedly let loose some information that the company would have preferred to keep under the wraps for at least some time more.
According to Wall Street Journal, the informants revealed that tens of Google employees are currently hard at work developing an Android based software platform for virtual reality.
They also claimed that the search engine giant is going to follow the mobile operating system in terms of marketing i.e. they will circulate the operating system free of cost.
Now we know that all this is a bit too early to process because the VR devices have not even gone commercial on a large scale. Once there are devices out there, we will know how strong the demand for the technology is going to get and which side the consumer preferences are going to fall. That combined with tons of other factors would decide the worth of this venture.
However, when a key player like Google wants Android to be the operating system running virtual reality, you are bound to consider that it is going to have a major impact.
And, if you have been to GDC 2015 and tried to get a demo for the Oculus Rift, the queues of hundreds would have given you the reason why Google wants to make their mark here.
So far, none of the officials have commented on the matter which means we neither have a confirmation or a declination. leaving us with the good old rumor will to churn on and on until they decide to buckle.
Being the Managing Editor of TechFrag, Sarmad splits his time between keeping up with latest news, technology, gaming and other awesome things like unearthing the merits of staying up at night and Californication!