During this year’s Google I/O conference, we might be getting a glimpse of the next-generation VR headset by the company. According to Variety’s sources, Google plans on releasing a standalone mobile VR headset without the requirement of a smartphone or PC. In short, it might be an inside-out tracking VR headset.
Additionally, their sources state that Google has been working on this new prototype headset for more than a year now. It’s described as being cutting-edge with a lot of new features. The Google I/O Developer conference will be held in Mountain View from Wednesday through Friday where they’ll be providing keynotes to specific verticals of their business. The keynotes are schedule during the morning hours on Wednesday and Thursday.
Last year, Google made big announcements with their Daydream VR platform and the new Daydream View VR headset during the annual I/O conference. The popular VR headset is operated through the use of their Google Pixel smartphones.
Google hasn’t listed a specified time on when they might be unveiling this new standalone VR headset. Stay tuned for more information.