Google Reportedly Coming Out With Its Own Standalone VR Kit
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Google is reportedly coming out with a standalone, untethered VR headset for Android, to be released at next week's Google I/O event in Mountain View, California.

Following the stupendous success of the Cardboard, where all the consumer had to do was to slot their smartphone in a $15 cardboard and get the immersive experience of VR, Google will look to gather a bigger support base with the new release.

The market right now has HTC's Vive and the Oculus Rift, all of which uses high powered graphics cards which makes them quite bulky and expensive.

Samsung has its own VR kit which they are shipping at $99 but it is only compatible with a Galaxy or a Note device.

The standalone VR set will be much more accessible to the average Android user and will also spur original development on the VR platform, which as of now, is progressing at a slower than predicted rate. The Virtual Reality space will surely heat up once Google comes out with an affordable device, compatible across all android devices.