It’s a well known fact that at I/O every year, developers are treated to a whole host of freebies to assist them in developing on the latest Android Platform but this year, aside from the wonderful gifts of the latest in Android Wear, including the oh so sexy Moto 360, Google gave every developer a rather innocuous looking cardboard package.
Inside the package is a rather ingenious low-cost VR headset which makes use of your smartphone. Google says that by making it inexpensive, developers can actually develop VR apps without the need for expensive hardware like the Oculus Rift and can make VR a little more accessible in the long run. Project cardboard can actually be made with materials you can find at home, if you want to try your hand at constructing your very own, the official website has links to the SDK as well as the schematics for the headset.
This was a very nice touch to a great I/O Keynote, Google certainly is not just thinking about innovation but rather innovation for all.