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As the interest in Virtual Reality (VR) increases among consumers, Google has apparently set its sight on expansion of its VR offerings.

Google currently has only one VR device, Google Cardboard, an elementary hardware with non-expensive headsets to be attached to a smartphone.

Tech Crunch has reported, based on new job listings, that Google wants to enhance the scope of its VR ambitions and is looking to move ahead from just the Google Cardboard.

The report traces such ambitions with Clay Bavor, Vice-President of Product Management, moving to focus on Google's VR products.

One new job listing for Google's VR team lead notes the VR development team is building "multiple" consumer electronic devices "that will scaled with our (Google's) product offering".

It also noted: "As a CAD/PCB Layout Engineer on the hardware team, you will be working on fast-paced boards for consumer devices."

Google has been working on several VR and augmented reality (AR) products, some known and some still under wraps, as was evident from the huge investment it made to Magic Leap, an AR wearable company.

It was not clear if these listings were indicative of Google's ambition to have a dedicated head-mounted display device like the Oculus Rift or PlayStation VR. Watch this space for more information on Google's VR plans.

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