Android N reportedly contains support for VR applicationsBy Robin-Leigh Chetty 18 April 2016 | Categories: news
Last week, Google detailed some new integrations for its second developer preview release of Android N. While we were intrigued by the introduction of new emoji, a further inspection by Ars Technica reveals a number of VR-based applications.
More specifically, they discovered references to a VR Listener and VR Helper app, as well as a permission with the message informing users that any given app will be able to run when using applications in virtual reality mode. As such, it appears as if Android N will feature more virtual reality support, which will likely be demoed at this year's Google I/O conference in May (18-20).
With details of this new VR functionality surfacing, it has prompted some, like The Verge, to believe a fully fledged VR headset from Google could well be on the way. In February, we reported that Google is indeed working on its own VR offering, along with its own operating system and platform that The Wall Street Journal referred to as Android VR.
Whether all these rumours turn out to be true, will have to wait until Google I/O in May.
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