VR is trending up? Google sold a whopping 5 million Cardboard

VR is trending up? Google sold a whopping 5 million Cardboard
Announced at the end of June 2014, Google Cardboard is a Do-It-Yourself kit for virtual reality made out of, you guessed it, cardboard. In concert with your smartphone—any Android smartphone—and the eponymous Google Cardboard app, users the world over can experience virtual reality for a mere $20. A pretty sweet deal considering that dedicated VR viewers are times more expensive.

Google Cardboard sounds like one of those kind of random, fun projects the engineers at the company routinely come up with. Earlier today, however, Google announced on its official blog that it has sold a whopping 5 million units since the thing first became available. That's a lot, especially considering how obscure virtual reality tech still is today. At least when looking at the bigger picture. But among techies? It seems like the immersive technology already has the vital foundation of early adopters needed to give it a fighting chance of becoming relevant.

In related news, Google announced that the Cardboard app has been downloaded over 25 million times, 1,000 VR-specific apps are already available, and users have watched over 350,000 hours of VR footage on YouTube. 500,000 students have gone on a virtual reality expedition to faraway, or even fantastic, lands. And you can, too.

What a time to be alive, eh?

source: Google



1. Punchy506

Posts: 129; Member since: Jan 10, 2016

I got 2 star wars cardboards from Verizon for free.

2. xocomaox

Posts: 208; Member since: Dec 14, 2015

Those are counting as being sold by Google.

3. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

And someone told me VR was going to flop....

4. AlikMalix unregistered

VR isn't a flop but it's a niche, ATM.

5. RELAXyougeeks

Posts: 24; Member since: Apr 07, 2015

Gear VR FTW!

6. SkyfallWalker

Posts: 73; Member since: Jan 28, 2016

Congrats Google

7. paia_lait

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 03, 2016

Thank you!

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