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. Moreover, Google added 10 languages to the Cardboard SDK so more developers can create virtual reality apps for Cardboard. Google says a number of open-source Cardboard designs are available to do-it-yourselfers, in addition to the manufactured viewers from Mattel, Zeiss, and others. The updated SDK (for developers) improves sensor algorithms and performance, and also delivers smoother rendering on Android and iOS devices. Google says Cardboard is available within more apps, too, such as Google Street View, so people can immerse themselves in different areas around the word. The Google Cardboard app is free to download from the Google Play Store.
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 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.
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 Brings Cardboard Camera App to iOS, Enables Sharing
Google today made it easier for more people to take and share 360-degree photos. The company has made its Cardboard Camera application available to iOS devices, allowing iPhone owners to capture 360-degree shots and look at them via the Google Cardboard VR viewer.