Android On Way to Becoming a VR Platform

Published by , April 17, 2016 9:43 pm

(ArsTechnia) Android new developer’s kit has a few references to virtual reality buried inside the new update. Currently, Google’s VR products consist only of the Google Cardboard app, but there have been rumors of Google expanding that into a large VR push. With the new kit, apps will soon be able to register themselves as something called a “VR Listener” or “VR Helper.”
The helper service could be seeing the first of that VR integration work. This will work similarly to the “Notification Access” screen (used by Android Wear to bring notifications to a smartwatch)—the VR helper services screen will show a list of apps that plug into this API, and users can allow or deny the permission.

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