Google has announced it has shipped more than five million Google Cardboard viewers to consumers. Introduced in 2014, the headset allows users to insert their smartphone into the viewer to experience virtual reality content through supported apps and videos.
Google has released additional stats from Cardboard’s first 19 months, including the fact that Cardboard apps have been downloaded from Google Play more than 25 million times, with 10 million of those downloads taking place from October 2015 to December 2015.
According to Google, there are more than 1,000 Cardboard-supported apps on Google Play, with the No. 1 Cardboard app (based on installs, user ratings and reviews) being Chair In A Room from Ryan Bousfield. This is followed by Vrse, Lamper VR: Firefly Rescue, Caaaaardboard and Proton Pulse in the top five.
In December 2015, Google released its Cardboard Camera app, and since then, users have taken more than 750,000 VR photos. In addition, users have watched more than 350,000 hours of YouTube videos in virtual reality.
Finally, students have reportedly gone on more than 500,000 Expeditions using Google Cardboard. These Expeditions take place in the classroom, and allow students to tour real-world locations through virtual reality.
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