Google has been promising people all through 2016 and 2017 that they will be working on VR technology so that they can make come up with new technologies.
Google has been daydreaming about VR for a long period of time and finally, they have woken up from it. Google was very ambitious about their VR experience for the past few years, but they ended up not mentioning it once in the I/O developer conference. Google has made promises that they will be developing the mobile VR technology, but they have not yet discussed anything in this conference.
The news, which became viral recently, was that the VR platform which is being designed by Google will not be supported in all the latest Pixel smartphones which is very strange. The company finally released two generations of Daydream view in the year 2016 and 2017. From the year 2018, there have been no updates about this technology and Google has been absolutely silent about the whole situation.
In the VR I/O keynote, which was in the year 2017, Google announced that they will be bringing out a standalone device which they will be bringing to the market with the help of another mobile phone manufacturer called HTC and Lenovo. HTC ended up backing out of the deal which ended up in the failure of the project.
The Oculus, which is the VR from Facebook has announced and released, but there has been absolutely no update from Google about their VR.
Google VR head Clay Bavor was very clear about their hardware and experimenting when he was asked about it in an interview with CNET.
“On the VR front, our focus right now is much more on services and the bright spots where we see VR being really useful.”