Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) Google has finally extended Google Cardboard beyond the US by making it available from Google Play Store in the UK, Germany, France and Canada.
Cardboard has been available on Play Store in the US since February. Unfortunately, people outside the US could not enjoy the product because it was only offered to users within the US. The company has finally extended the availability of Cardboard into Canada and some European countries including Germany, France and the UK. The product is now available for purchase on Play Store at £15 or £25 for two of them. It will be priced at €20 and €30 for the set of two in France and Germany and $20 and $35 in Canada.
Pushing to New VR heights
Prior to the availability of the Cardboard VR outside the US, a few imitations of the DIY device had been provided on online markets of eBay Inc (NASDAQ:EBAY) and Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). The extended availability of the device is a sign of more to be expected from the VR industry in the future. The Success of the Google Cardboard.
Google has experienced s much success with the Cardboard VR that there are rumors that the firm is working on a VR headset for the high end market as well as a plastic version of the device. The company’s aim is to make the VR headset available all around the world so that more people will get to experience the VR technology at an affordable price.
Other companies are also stepping up their VR game. Samsung’s Gear VR is one of the most available VR headsets though it is priced at $99 which is relatively higher that the Cardboard VR. However, it is well priced considering it is a completely developed headset and not a DIY one.
Other headsets such as the Oculus from Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) will soon be launched, thus ending the long wait. The VR industry is expected to continue growing as more headsets and VR content pours in.