Google is reportedly building a new version of Android specifically for virtual reality. The Wall Street Journal reported the company already has a team of developers creating a new operating system designed to run virtual reality applications. According to the WSJ sources, Google plans to deliver the new version of Android for free.
The operating system would join Google’s other versions of Android designed for wearables, smartphones, televisions and cars.
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Google celebrates International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month
Google wants to get more girls interested in computer science. So in honor of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, the company said it wants to help provide education necessary to make that happen. Google is offering tutorials from Khan Academy and Codecademy for anyone—especially girls—to learn how to program.
“Whether she is your daughter, niece, sister or neighbor, she will gain a skill and an outlook that will empower her and learn the value of computer science and coding literacy,” wrote David Miller, software engineer at Google, on the company’s blog.
In addition, the company will also be featuring female developers in order to inspire more girls to get into programming.
“The next Grace Hopper, Ada Lovelace, Frances Allen or Anita Borg is out there, but she has to start somewhere,” Miller wrote.