The mobile industry is banking on VR to be a hit. The phones of 2017 will be all about VR. The field of VR is commanding a lot of attention and even greater funding, but it’s very early days, and it remains to be seen whether it will ever become a mainstream technology. Android and iOS are both reaching platform maturity, and many markets worldwide are approaching full smartphone saturation. Handset makers need to give consumers a reason to upgrade their phones, and many people think VR is it.