The net is abuzz with the news that Google is prepping itself to launch its own standalone VR headset. This takes the company's journey beyond Cardboard, and it can only be seen if the product will be just like the good old days when Google made phones for the people, just like the Nexus.
Here are more reasons why Google could have a successful VR launch
A VR headset for everyone
Google intends to launch its apps and products always keeping the general public in mind. And if the product is launched at a price point affordable for all, then history could repeat itself just as the success of the Nexus series.
Less bulky, Less to setup
Unlike the Vive or Oculus Rift, the Google VR is expected to be less bulky for users to handle.For the loads of hours it takes to set up the HTC Vive, Google may just help the users setup the new device in just a couple of minutes. After all, people do not like to wait too long.
Android....here, there, everywhere
Being a Google product, it will no doubt run a custom version of Android. You may get apps and content from various sources that are made especially with VR headsets in mind. Many VR contents have been trending since the launch of the Vive & Rift, and it won't be long before Google gets more content publisher to get on board.
Compatible with all
It would be great if Google's product will be compatible with all Android phones on the market. The operating system accounts for more than 80% of smartphones on the market, and that is a great potential for gaining sales.
VR ready to go
Virtual reality is a technology that will become a mainstream product in gaming as well as online content. Media conglomerates like National Geographic, among others have made many feature stories shot in 360° panoramic contents. Considering the lower hardware specs that the VR headset may come with, Google is getting ready to provide the experience to anyone so that all can get a look at the future.