Next week will see Google host its annual developer event, Google I/O, from 28th – 29th May in the Moscone Center, San Francisco, California. A handful of virtual reality (VR) related talks have already been scheduled for the event, which will include an appearance from Smash Hit Plunder developer, Triangular Pixels. However, it’s now been revealed that South Korean electronics giant LG will also talk about VR during its own developer event that takes place within Google’s next week.
LG’s event, which is already sold out, will touch upon a wide range of subjects including VR. Attendees will benefit from sessions on developing for the company’s latest smartphone line-up, which includes the LG G4 and the flexible LG G Flex 2. A technical session listed for the show promises to talk about ‘Android SDKs, Virtual Reality and Internet of Things’. The company already has ties to VR having released a smartphone-based head-mounted display (HMD) for the LG G4’s predecessor, the LG G3. Pictured above, the kit was simply named VR for G3; could a new edition for the latest phone also be on the way?
“LG’s Developer Program is more robust than ever, with so many great devices, from the new LG G4 to our IoT efforts, and we’re looking forward to sharing the details with the loyal LG developer community,” Sungwook Kim, VP, North America Open Innovation of LG Electronics, said of the event. “With great partners like AT&T, this will be our most informative and interesting session yet. Everyone will walk away with a wealth of new knowledge about the exciting development opportunities around LG devices.”
It could be that LG is preparing to make a bigger name for itself in VR in the near future, then. VRFocus will continue to follow LG’s work in VR, reporting back with the latest updates on it.