Google might introduce a new virtual reality headset during its I/O 2017 developer conference. The company is reported to introduce a new standalone mobile VR device, which would not require a smartphone or a PC to operate.
Variety, citing multiple sources, claims that Google is working on such kind of product for more than a year. The report further highlights that it will come loaded with some cutting-edge technology and will likely include “inside-out” positional tracking, which basically allows users to track an object without the use of external tracking.
However, the report also cautioned that the company may give a limited a preview about the upcoming VR headset and there are high chances that it might scrap it and instead focus on streamlining the existing Daydream VR platform.
Meanwhile, Google will also take the wraps off from the latest Android version, known as Android O. The latest Android update is already touted to be the next big version. Android O comes loaded with some interesting features. After improving Doze last year, Google seems to have included an advanced version of Background limits which will aggressively manage apps running in the background and hence, saving some juice for users. Another visible change in Android O is more control on the Notifications which pops up in the notification panel.
Multiple notifications from the same app will be clubbed and users can actually customise how they want to see the notifications based on app preferences. Besides, the first version of Android O developer preview also introduces something called – Adaptive Icons, which basically makes the icon of any third party app to look like the stock Pixel launcher apps. Google is also working on something called ‘Picture-in-Picture’ mode which lets you watch a video or any other content from a particular app in a pop-up window while simultaneously navigating around other apps on your device.