Long before Google came out with its Daydream View virtual reality headset, it introduced a VR viewer called . It was a barebones solution that enabled people to experience virtual reality at little or no cost at all. Cardboard has since become very popular for those looking at a relatively cheap entry point into the world of virtual reality. The company today revealed that it has shipped more than 10 million Cardboard VR viewers ever since it first started shipping them back in 2014.
Google also revealed at the Mobile World Congress 2017 toady that Cardboard apps have been downloaded more than 160 million times on the Google Play Store and that 30 of these apps have more than one million downloads each. This goes to show the rising interest in virtual reality.
The company now offers a more proper and powerful virtual reality solution to those who want it. The Daydream View headset has been out for a couple of months now and google says that it’s being used for about 40 minutes per day by each user. It only happens to be compatible with six smartphones currently and just about 100 VR apps are available for Daydream.
Perhaps rather unsurprisingly, YouTube happens to be the most popular Daydream View app as far as time spent and the number of users is concerned.