Google Takes Virtual Reality a Step Ahead With New Phones From Partners

Amit Singh, vice president of Google business operations virtual reality and augmented reality speaks during the Huawei keynote address at CES in Las Vegas, January 5, 2017. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

Amit Singh, vice president of Google business operations virtual reality and augmented reality speaks during the Huawei keynote address at CES in Las Vegas, January 5, 2017. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

It looks like Google is moving at a fast pace with its virtual and augmented reality production. The hardware partners announced new devices featuring new devices and the company’s tech at CES Las Vegas.

Google has been trying to secure a position with the vast network of smartphones running its Android operating system for virtual and augmented reality. Which is believed to go mainstream after years of niche appeal.

Recently, Huawei Technologies Co., a Chinese manufacturer announced that two of its mobile devices will work soon with Daydream View, a virtual reality headset by Google. There is also AsusTek, a Taiwanese manufacturer announcing that its new ZenFone augmented reality will support both Google’s Daydream and Tango, through which computer-generated content is overlaid on the real world.

Although the announcements extend the line-up of participating phones Google still has a lot of work to do. Analyst Jan Dawson of Jackdaw Research, noted that Samsung Electronics Co, the largest Android manufacturer, has yet to sign on. “Google’s ecosystem for both AR and VR is in the very early days,” he said.

Since the growth of global smartphone market is slowing down manufacturers around the world are looking up to the AR and VR’s possible market.

To know more about Google’s push towards AR and VR read here.

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