At today’s I/O Developer Conference 2015 event Google revealed the next stage in their virtual reality (VR) developments. Revealing a new streamlined and updated version of their Google Cardboard smartphone-based head-mounted display (HMD), changed to reflect the design of the current generation of mobile phone devices.
One other aspect that generated a lot of buzz however and revealed by Clay Bavor, VP Product Management at Google was that the HMD would now be able to support not just devices running its own Android operating system but also Apple’s iOS devices. This will almost certainly open up the new HMD to more users, allowing developers to theoreticallty reach a whole new market.
A running theme of the San Francisco based event so far, Google has made a series of announcements during its keynote combining support for the two main smart phone operating systems.