Google launched the Cardboard virtual reality headset back in 2014 where customers could purchase it for themselves, or to be more specific, Google sold them the materials they needed to put it together, and at the same time offered up third-party viewers that were premade using Google’s specifications.
However it was only this year that Google actually started to sell it themselves but for the most part it was limited to the US. The good news is that according to a recent announcement on the Google Cardboard Google+ page, the company has announced that regions outside the US will now be able to purchase the viewer as well.
According to the post “Experience virtual reality with Cardboard, now at the Google Store in the US, Canada, UK, Germany, and France.” Granted that the expansion only seems to cover Europe and Canada and there is no mention of markets in Asia, so the rollout isn’t as wide as we thought it would be, but it is possible that it will eventually find its way to more parts of the world.
Virtual reality appears to be coming up pretty strong, and there are also claims to suggest that Google could be considering making a virtual reality headset of their own similar to that of the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and PlayStation VR, but until then we guess the Cardboard will have to do.