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December 10, 2014

Google launches new Cardboard VR headset app

cardboard-500kGoogle announced today that it’s going to keep the fun going with a new Cardboard app Google Play page, an updated SDK and updated specs on the wearable.

While Oculus VR and Samsung Gear are pushing to the limits of what you can cram on your face to see things in 3D, the Google Cardboard project is more low-key and a lower priced fun alternative.

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Example apps for Cardboard (clockwise, from top left):
Paul McCartney concert, Volvo Reality test drive, Proton Pulse 3D game

The new Apps for Google Cardboard page will keep users abreast of the latest apps built specifically for the headset. There’s also a new dedicated Cardboard app.

To help make those apps, the search-giant has updated the Cardboard SDKs to help solve common VR development issues like figuring out lens distortion.

For anyone building Cardboard headsets, Google posted new specs and manufacturing tips.

You can buy the kit or make it yourself here

Google Developers Blogspot

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Dave Thornton

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Been involved in technology for many years, more than I care to remember. Live in Dundee, Scotland. I like Android, Windows Phone OS, BlackBerry OS and iOS, and love writing about all things techie. Currently have a Honor 6+, Elephone P6000, Nexus 5, Chrombook C720, HTC One M7, Nokia Lumina 625, Microsoft Lumia 435, Blackberry Q10, HTC Hero and iPad mini