Virtual-reality products are emerging everywhere. It looks like we can add Nokia to that list.
Nokia is getting ready to unveil a VR platform next week in Los Angeles, according to Recode. As to the platform, or what it will do, there aren't any details yet.
Nokia would be the latest in a number of high-profile companies to dabble in virtual reality. The technology, which immerses you in another world courtesy of a headset, has drawn the interest of heavy hitters such as Facebook, which; Sony; Samsung; HTC; and gaming company Valve. Many view VR it as the next hot trend in tech.
A move into virtual reality would mark the biggest consumer-centric move by Nokia since the company sold off its mobile devices and services business to Microsoft last year. Earlier this year Nokia released the, which ran on Google's Android operating system. And the company has hinted at a return to the smartphone business later this year.
But virtual reality is a technology that's becoming slightly fragmented across competing platforms: desktop PCs, game consoles and mobile phones. Samsung'sruns exclusively on two select Samsung phones in its own Oculus ecosystem; is a simple set of folding goggles that can work with any VR-ready iOS or Android phone app.
A Nokia spokesman wasn't available for comment.