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Google launches new VR headset

2016-05-18

The company is going to announce about new Android headset at the annual Google I/O conference. Peter Rojas, entrepreneur and former tech journalist, has revealed these plans in his Twitter account.

“Android VR will definitely be announced next week, and from what I’ve heard will be less powerful than the Vive or Rift”, - the post said.

It is relatively low power that distinguishes the autonomous mobile device. The high-powered PC graphics cards needed to run the Oculus Rift or HTC Vive setups cost at least $300.

Google believes that the price is the main advantage of this device. Cardboard success can be explained quite simply: to dip into virtual reality one should just buy a $15 cardboard.

Google autonomous product will surpass the most advanced smartphone models providing a perfect optical system, with the price being not too high.

According to estimates, the amount of Samsung Gear VR platform sales has reached one million devices. One headset costs $99.

Cardboard has been already called a gateway drug that causes VR addiction. 5 million headsets have been disseminated to users.