As we reported recently, Google fair shook up the mobile and VR world a few days ago by releasing a new venture designed to highlight and push virtual reality on it’s Android mobile operating system.
Google Cardboard is a low cost, VR Viewer solution that uses your Android mobile phone to deliver 3D VR style experiences via specialised applications leveraging new software toolkits launched alongside the Cardboard project.
Google have now posted the full Cardboard talk which explains the web giant’s hopes and reasons for the project. The talk goes into detail on the origins of the Cardboard project from rough concept to .. slightly less rough final design. It also highlights some of the early demo applications produced or modified by Google to show off Cardboard, such as Google Earth, Street View and highlights the APIs in Google’s VR Toolkit for developers to get started coding for Cardboard quickly.
It’s a really interesting talk and an interesting further affirmation that virtual reality is increasing in presence across industries.