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Virtual reality (VR) headset Google Cardboard is getting a plastic upgrade. According to the Financial Times, Google will release the new headset along with better support for VR  programs directly within its mobile operating system, Android.

Kari Embree

February 9, 2016

1 Min Read
Google Cardboard VR headset to get plastic facelift

, Google will release the new headset along with better support for VR  programs directly within its mobile operating system, Android.

Google-Cardboard.jpgAccording to reports, the new headset will be more permanent than the Cardboard set-up, with a plastic body, as well as improved sensors and lenses. The new device is expected to be similar to the Samsung's Gear VR, but with a much broader range of supported handsets.

Samsung’s Gear VR headset is limited in compatibility to Samsung’s own smartphones, whereas the Google Cardboard unitsworks with any smartphone under six inches.

Launched in early 2014, Google Cardboard brings immersive experiences to everyone in a simple and inexpensive way. Whether you fold your own or buy a Works with Google Cardboard certified viewer, you're just one step away from experiencing virtual reality on your smartphone. Shoppers can order a unit for as little as $19 from one of Google’s partners.

Look to see this coming to market in September 2016.

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