According to reports from VRJournal, while Google is definitely working on something big in the realm of virtual reality, don’t expect to see any new hardware at Mobile World Congress next week.
A big reveal isn’t expected for a few more months at the absolute earliest.
Chiming in on the news of Google’s ambition is The Verge, which similarly suggests that Google is looking to create a stand-alone VR product — one that wouldn’t need to be hooked up to a smartphone or PC to function.
The device “will include a screen, high-powered processors and outward-facing cameras” according to sources.
“It is being designed to provide a “middle ground” experience; so while it may not be as powerful or capable as the Oculus or HTC Vive, it’ll offer the convenience of untethered operation,” suggests The Verge.
This is an addition to Google’s other projects, like a rumored Gear VR competitor, which will be introduced alongside a new version of Android that makes VR a core part of the operating system.