New job listings hint at building its own VR hardware

BY GreenBot Staff

Published 26 Jan 2016

Cardboard may be just the tip of ’s virtual reality iceberg.

That’s because a series of job postings hint that may be building its own VR hardware, which would give consumers an alternative to Samsung’s Gear VR or the Oculus Rift

is a big fan of virtual reality, bringing it to the masses with its Cardboard. But discussions with multiple hardware vendors at CES found a common theme: Cardboard’s broad availability made it worth supporting, but it won’t match the same type of experience as a true VR-crafted hardware.

has shown with its xel C collaboration with other vendors on its Nexus phones it can craft good hardware. Much like it did in the initial days of Android, it may want to give this new technology a hardware boost by getting involved directly.

The story behind the story:  recently did some shuffling internally to create a virtual reality division, now it looks like the company wants to fill up the ranks. rhaps we’ll see more light shed on this at I/O this year, which will be held outdoors at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View. This leads us to believe that VR the company’s ambitions into 360-degree photography may be on full display.