Posted October 25, 2018 12:29:53Google is moving ahead with its VR efforts and AR efforts, with both a focus on hardware and software.
Google CEO Sundar Pichai made it clear during a presentation at the 2017 Google I/O developer conference that the company is “still very focused on what Google’s done in the past.”
Pichai also said that Google is “a lot more focused on building an ecosystem that can make these things more accessible to people who need them.”
Google has also announced its intent to create a VR and augmented reality platform, and it is building a hardware platform to help developers create AR and VR experiences.
Google has a partnership with Samsung to develop its Android VR headset.
It will also help Google to better compete with the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, as well as Valve’s SteamVR and Valve’s Daydream platform.
Pichau told attendees at the Google I: Developer Conference that the Oculus and Vive headsets will both be on display at I/P: Developers Conference.
While Google will continue to support the Oculus platform, it will no longer support Daydream.
Google also announced that Daydream has been pulled from the Google Store in 2018, as a result of “market conditions.”
Google has also been working on a new way to make VR more accessible for developers, which includes an “open platform” for developers to make their apps available on Google’s mobile platform.
Pichais said the open platform will allow developers to include more APIs in their VR experiences, allowing them to build more rich experiences.
“This is where we can build the world that Google wants,” he said.
“Google is going to have a platform for developers that allows developers to create rich experiences that are more inclusive and accessible for everyone.
That’s going to enable the industry to grow, and we’re excited to be a part of it.”
While VR headsets are coming to more and more devices in the future, the VR industry has seen significant growth over the last few years.
Google is a leader in this space, with its Android platform and Chrome OS platform.
Google also plans to work with Samsung and others to develop new mobile VR platforms.
Google’s efforts will also include “a partnership with VR-ready hardware companies,” and will include “tens of thousands of developers across a number of industries and markets,” Pichais added.