Google is reportedly working on a virtual reality version of Android, the Wall Street Journal reported today. The publication claims that Google has asked "tens of engineers'" to build a virtual reality version of Android.
The information comes from the Wall Street Journal, which is reporting that it has been given information about the effort from "two people familiar" with the project.
The project when completed will be freely available, just like the versions of smartphones, tablets and smartwatches. The report didn't provide any launch plans.
With a number of companies heavily investing in the VR headset market, it would make sense for Google to build its own OS. Virtual Reality is being hailed as the next thing, and not just for gaming.
Facebook, Sony, LG, HTC and Samsung are some of the notable players working hard to bring the Virtual Reality experience closer to consumers.
As of now, there are no further details about Android for VR at this time, at least. If the above rumor comes true, then Google would be the latest firm to push the VR headset market - a segment we've been covering closely over the past few months.