The report specifically calls out "virtual and augmented reality" as use cases for the new chips. Publicly, only Google Cardboard has surfaced from Google's VR initiative, but internally, it seems like the company is gearing up for a huge VR push. Some of Google's biggest names have left their posts on flagship products to go work on the virtual reality team: Jon Wiley, the lead designer of Google Search, and Alex Faaborg, the former lead designer for Firefox, Google Now, and Android Wear. An earlier report from The Wall Street Journal claimed Google was building a version of Android that would become a virtual reality operating system.Google reportedly hired a senior product executive from Qualcomm as well as a number of engineers from PA Semi to kickstart the projejt.
Google to get deeper into the Android ecosystem by developing its own SoCs?
Posted on Monday, November 09 2015 @ 12:13 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck