Google is reportedly developing a virtual reality version of Android that will compete with software being built by Facebook, Samsung, Microsoft and other networks.
You’re going to be hearing a lot about a new live-streaming app called Meerkat.
Virtual reality is being eyed as the next big thing, and not just for gaming. Facebook has talked about how VR headsets will let friends communicate as if they’re together in the same room.
A team of engineers at Google is building a version of Android for virtual reality applications, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday, citing two people familiar with the projects. “Tens of engineers” and other staf are said to be working on the project.
The OS would be freely distributed, the report said, mirroring the strategy that made Android the most popular OS for smartphone.