Move Over Daydream, Google Ramp Up On Glass Successor
Google’s Daydream VR headset hasn’t even officially launched yet but word is that the company are already gearing for their next venture when it comes to headsets.
According to Engadget, the new headset will incorporate eye-tracking and augmented reality technology as opposed to straightforward virtual reality.
Like Daydream, it also won’t require a smartphone or computer to be connected for use. Instead, it’ll function as a standalone product.
They say “people familiar with the matter have told Engadget that Google’s device will integrate eye tracking and use sensors and algorithms to map out the real-world space in front of a user.”
Movidius, an AI company currently being acquired by Intel, is said to be providing the chipsets powering these features.
All told, it sounds very similar to the technology Microsoft are experimenting with when it comes to HoloLens or even a potential successor to the ‘mixed-reality’ ideas of Google Glass.