Google develops a virtual reality device

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Technology giant Google develops virtual reality goggles that do not depend on a phone, a computer or console to run, the newspaper The Wall Street Journal reported Friday.

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The technology firm based in Mountain View (California, USA) already have a virtual reality device, a simple cardboard box that lets you use your mobile phone as a pair of virtual reality and was baptized with the name of Cardboard .

The company presented its Cardboards a year and a half ago and announced in January that it has already distributed five million devices sold for only $ 20.

Users of Cardboard been downloaded 25 million of virtual reality applications through the Google Play online store since June 2014 and seen 350,000 hours of virtual reality in YouTube videos, according to Google.

The company now aims to go one step further, according to the information we had access to the newspaper, who announced today that Google is working on a more advanced version of its Cardboard, he would launch later this year.

The new device will include microprocessors and sensors, according to the sources that had access to the newspaper.

Google and redoubles its commitment to virtual reality, which has fully embraced Facebook with the planned launch next month of his glasses Oculus, which will be sold for $ 599.

Alphabet, Google array, named in January to one of his deputies, Clay Bavor, as the new head of the division of virtual reality.