Iconic technology company Google has become a significant player in the virtual reality (VR) space over the course of the past year. Back in 2014 it revealed the Google Cardboard concept which consisted of a DIY mobile head-mounted display (HMD) that used simple materials that people could either gather themselves or purchase. Google Cardboard has had a huge impact on mobile VR since then, but now the company is ready to reveal the next step in its work in VR: an ‘improved’ cardboard viewer.
Google revealed during a keynote speech at its I/O Developer Conference today in San Francisco, California, USA. This new design works with larger phones, with screens of up to 6 inches. It also features a new magnet that Clay Bavor, VP of Product Management of Google, assures will work with ‘every phone’, and in addition the device will only take 3 steps to assemble as opposed to 6.
No new name has yet been revealed for the device, however VRFocus will continue to follow Google reporting back with the latest updates.