LG Offering Free Google Cardboard to G3 Buyers
LG today announced the VR for G3, a custom version of Google's virtual reality cardboard headset made for the G3 smartphone. LG is offering the VR for G3 for free to people who buy the G3 smartphone. According to LG, the G3 is suited well to Google Cardboard thanks to the positioning of the buttons on the back surface rather than the side. Google Cardboard, as the name implies, is a foldable piece of cardboard that creates a virtual reality headset. The headset relies on a smartphone, which is placed inside the cardboard. The headset has special lenses that interact with VR apps and games on the screen. In addition to the free headset, LG is offering a free VR game download. The VR for G3 will be made available in select markets later this month.
Review: Google Daydream View
Google's newest virtual reality headset, the Daydream View, is a big step up from its older Cardboard viewers. Along with the new Daydream VR platform, the View is a compelling accessory for the Pixel and other top Android handsets.
Google Home Max Now Available for $399; Verizon Discounts LG V30
Verizon Wireless today began selling the Google Home Max in-home assistant and speaker. The Max relies on the same Google Assistant that powers the Google Home and Google Home Mini devices, but packages the voice-based tool in a larger, music-focused box.
Google Expands Cardboard Availability
Google today made its Cardboard app available to more countries and more languages. Google says the app can be used across 39 languages in more than 100 countries around the world.
Google Brings Web-based VR to Cardboard
Google today expanded the availability of web-based virtual reality content to Google Cardboard. Google first brought WebVR to Chrome for Daydream-compatible devices earlier this year.
Google Debuts VR Camera App for Cardboard
Google today announced the Cardboard Camera application for Android devices, a tool that lets people create their own VR-style photographs. Google says people need to move their phone at least a little when capturing photos via the Cardboard Camera app, which then creates a VR version of the image.