Google Cardboard attracted 5 million customers since launch

Google Cardboard attracted 5 million users since launch

Google Cardboard made its debut in June of 2014, and has been choosing up steam ever since. Mountain View provided an official replace on the utilization stats immediately, although, displaying simply how well-liked the VR viewer actually is. The corporate says 5 million Cardboard viewers have shipped to customers in simply over a yr and a half. What’s extra, these people put in 25 million apps which are suitable with the headset, together with 10 million between October and December 2015.

At round $20, Google Cardboard is a low-danger funding for people who need to be a part of the VR craze with out spending a number of hundred dollars. In fact, the recognition of Cardboard obtained a lift from Star Wars-branded variations and the arrival of a New York Occasions information app. There was additionally a revamped model that debuted at I/O 2015 final summer time. The gadget can also be in style in lecture rooms, permitting college students to take digital area journeys to over one hundred fifty places around the globe by way of Google’s Expeditions undertaking.

Google says there’s extra on the best way when it comes to cellular VR, and maybe meaning extra strong hardware. Former Vine chief Jeff Toff left Twitter to hitch Google’s VR efforts and a current job itemizing factors to new product improvement. Whereas it’s going to possible take some time earlier than we see these units, you possibly can guess the corporate could have some VR-associated information at its occasions all through 2016.

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