Google Cardboard is more popular than you may think. So is Lamborghini, but will you pay $6,000 for their phone? In other news, it’s Angry Birds’ birthday!
What started as a simple Google experiment has now shipped over half a million units. Yes, we are talking about Google Cardboard, a contraption that turns your smartphone into a VR headset.
The idea is very simple and accessible, which is what made it so popular. In addition to this successful feat, Google has announced what is to come from Google Cardboard. For starters, more apps are in the works, and you can now keep track o them via a new page that curates all Cardboard-compatible apps.
SDKs for Android and Unity were also announced, as well as some tools and specifications for making these Cardboard headsets.
Opinion: Google plans to take this far, so it might be good to get yourself one of these. I haven’t tried them yet, to be honest, but now I really want to. Have you checked one of these out?
We tried to keep it reasonable in our post about the most fashionable smartphones out there, but there are some smartphones out there that will literally drop jaws. An example of such phones is the new Lamborghini 88 Tauri. The most impressive part is the price, though, which is set at a stunning $6,000 USD.
Specs include a 5-inch HD display, a 2.3 GHz quad-core processor, 3 GB of RAM, 64 GB of internal storage, a 20 MP rear-facing camera and an 8 MP front-facing shooter. The device is made of premium materials and only 1947 will be made (the founder’s birth year).
Opinion: I am glad they at least put some decent specs in there. Yes, it’s nothing ground-breaking, but I have seen other high-fashion manufacturers put the lamest specs on devices and still sell them for a fortune.
It seems it was only yesterday that I found myself flinging birds at green pigs. Wait a minute… it actually was, but I have been playing Angry Birds for a very long time. In fact, about 5 years now.
Angry Birds was first released on December 11th, 2009. Little did Rovio know that this game would become one of the most important games in mobile history. Today Rovio holds multiple Angry Birds titles, and these games have reached well over a billion devices world-wide.
Opinion: We can say Angry Birds influenced a generation, and that is something not many developers can say about their games. Cheers to the guys at Rovio! Keep flinging!