Dec 10 AT 3:33 PM Dima Aryeh 2 Comments

Google Cardboard evolving, team hiring

Google Cardboard

Google Cardboard seemed like a funny joke at the time, a little toy to play with for those who attended Google I/O. But no, it’s a lot more than that. Google Cardboard has evolved into Google’s embodiment of its push for virtual reality. Instead of creating a true VR headset like Samsung’s Gear VR, Google is using Cardboard to further virtual reality at a low price.

It’s pretty simple, actually: the cardboard parts are assembled, a phone is slipped in, two lenses are added, and you have a virtual reality headset. And what looked to be a joke has already sold over half a million units from various manufacturers.

To further development of virtual reality on Android, Google has created a collection page for all Cardboard apps, of which there are dozens now. It’ll be easier for users to find new apps to try out. Google has also released an SDK to make the complicated technical parts easier for developers to handle, so the focus can be on the content instead of getting it all to work.

And lastly, Google is currently hiring people to work in VR. If you’re interested, hit the source link for more info on that. And if you want to pick up some Cardboard for yourself, the source link offers a few companies that sell it (even premade!).

Do you think Google Cardboard can actually push VR further than a serious product, or is it too comedic to be taken seriously? Leave a comment!

Source: Google

Dima Aryeh is a Russian obsessed with all things tech. He does photography, is an avid phone modder (who uses an AT&T Galaxy Note II), a heavy gamer (both PC and 360), and an aspiring home mechanic. He is also an avid fan of music, especially power metal.

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  • http://lawrencesamantha.com olentz

    Where can I get one that is compatible with Nexus 6?

    • http://www.androidandme.com Dima Aryeh

      Check the source link for a few manufacturers. I’d personally go for the Unofficial Cardboard kit, it is cheap and looks good.