Google Might Still Be Working on a Virtual Reality Headset

On Friday, technology news site Recode cited sources, who said Google was working on a virtual reality headset intended to compete with Samsung’s Gear VR and the Oculus Rift. However, in an effort to “streamline” its operation, the Alphabet-owned Google scrapped the project to dedicate more of its resources to Daydream, a service for app developers, smartphone makers, and virtual-reality hardware makers to create mobile-friendly virtual reality experiences.[…]

Google had an Oculus competitor in the works — but it nixed the project

Google recently shut down an internal project to create a high-end standalone virtual reality headset akin to devices from Facebook’s Oculus and HTC, according to sources familiar with the plans. The decision likely stems from Google’s effort to streamline its more ambitious projects […]