Google Cardboard is just a warming up for Google in its virtual reality push. A report from The Financial Times says that Google is planning to release a virtual reality product akin to Samsung's Gear VR.
The headset is said to have a new plastic casing an will support more smartphones than the Gear VR, according to the report. Sources also tell the paper that it will feature "better sensors" and "lenses," suggesting that it won't be wholly reliant on the equipment built into your smartphone. The report mentions that "most of its processing power" would come from the smartphone.
Google's annual developer conference could be the place for the company to unveil the new hardware. According to The Financial Times, the hardware could be another Nexus-style product designed to set a target and lay the template for Google's hardware partners.
The report also provides details on Google's rumored Android VR operating system. It sounds like Android VR will bring virtual reality-compatibility to the core of the Android operating system, allowing developers to easily write apps for virtual reality.