How Google Cardboard Could Usher In the VR Era

When you hear virtual reality, big headsets like the Oculus Rift or Sony Morpheus probably come straight to mind. But even though these devices represent the pinnacle of technology, the true pioneer of the VR Era might actually be an unassuming cardboard box with a smartphone tucked inside.

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SilentNegotiator2343d ago (Edited 2343d ago )

Can you do this with any Android device, or does it have to be a phone with 5.1.1 on it, etc?
Does it work with tablets?
What content is there for this thing?

Google's page for Cardboard is so damn vague and unhelpful. It's like "Woah! VR, bruh! Click here to buy a viewer or here to learn more about the Jump™ camera system!"

ChrisW2343d ago

As for content, just look up "VR" in Google Play. There's over 100 apps.

joeorc2342d ago (Edited 2342d ago )

Yes, pretty much any that runs jellybean 4.1 or higher , and iOS is now supported as well, well also please not any device not over I think 6.5"
screen size, because of the design template only accounts for such.LOL

as for Android OS 4.1 or

Cardboard works with most modern Android phones, which is running on Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) or above. Ideally they should support NFC too. Checkout the list of phones tested with cardboard by Google

SilentNegotiator2342d ago (Edited 2342d ago )

"Android OS 4.1"

Ahh, good. My tablet barely squeezed by, then. I hope the effect works okay with a larger screen, though (I guess 7" isn't even that much bigger than some phones these days, though). Now the problem is finding or making a viewer for tablets.


(The list of tested devices doesn't lead to anything, though, just the main Google Cardboard page. I think Google "modernized" the page into being less useful)

joeorc2342d ago (Edited 2342d ago )

And for iOS users: here is a link that can help you