Back in June of 2016, it was revealed that Google was working on a way to make virtual reality accessible from every web browser, dubbed WebVR. Then, with the release of Chrome 56 Beta, Google started to allow developers to begin testing their WebVR projects on the web. Today, Google has published 12 WebVR experiments for users to test out not only with Daydream headsets but also those with Cardboard…
Cardboard Stories April 12, 2017
Cardboard Stories March 29, 2017
Get your Cardboard out and pretend you’re in line for the Galaxy S8 event [Panorama]
Samsung’s Galaxy S8 event is kicking off in less than an hour, and we’re standing in line here at the Lincoln Center in New York City. If you want to know what it’s like to stand in one of these (extremely long) lines, just pull out your Cardboard (or Daydream!), and tap on the Facebook embed below.
Alternatively, you can just head directly over to our Facebook page (and like/follow it!) and check out the pano over there. If you turn your device sideways, the pano should load right up and you’ll be able to tilt and turn your head around to see the Unpacked 2017 line as we wait for the event.
Be sure to tune in live to watch Samsung announce the Galaxy S8 and S8+.
[protected-iframe id=”51c8fd4dada66a3f446ae9720cb73f2a-22427743-37434152″ info=”https://www.facebook.com/plugins/post.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2F9to5Google%2Fposts%2F1486371721387255%3A0&width=500″ width=”500″ height=”608″ frameborder=”0″ style=”border:none;overflow:hidden” scrolling=”no”]
Cardboard Stories February 28, 2017
Google has a lot invested in VR, specifically in mobile VR. Its Daydream platform has been the star of the show for the past several months, but before that came Google Cardboard, an affordable VR experience for every phone. Believe it or not, that system debuted almost three years ago, and today Google is announcing that it has shipped over 10 million Cardboard headsets.
Cardboard Stories May 16, 2016
YouTube for iOS updated with VR mode for any video using Cardboard
Google has been making great efforts lately in bringing virtual reality to anyone with a smartphone, and the latest update to its YouTube app makes finding VR content super easy. YouTube for iOS now includes a dedicated Cardboard button, which automatically transforms any video into VR mode for watching with Google Cardboard.
Cardboard Stories May 10, 2016
At the I/O developer conference next week, Google is widely expected to delve deeper into virtual reality with a Gear VR-like headset. And while we don’t know what that means quite yet, it seems Google could announce VR software at the event as a reference to “AndroidVR” was spotted in the latest Unreal Engine preview…
Cardboard Stories March 30, 2016
Google releases new Cardboard SDK + VR View for iOS & web developers
In a blog post announcing their launch of an embeddable web and native app VR viewer, Google also introduced the official launch of their Cardboard SDK for iOS. The SDK allows iOS developers to embed virtual reality content within their own apps to then be viewed using a viewer like Google’s own Cardboard.