Google Daydream

IHS Markit: VR install base to reach 91m in 2021

The global installed base of VR headsets is due to climb from 18 million in 2016 to 91 million in 2021, according to IHS Markit. Presenting stats at IHS Markit’s Media and Technology Conference in London yesterday, IHS Technology’s director of games research, Piers Harding-Rolls, said that smartphone VR would continue to hold a “significant […]

Google Cardboard leads as VR headset shipments reach 30m

More than 30 million VR headsets shipped last year, with Google Cardboard taking a “commanding share” of shipments and installed base, according to Strategy Analytics. The research firm’s ‘VR Headset Platform Market Share Year End 2016’ report said that Google’s low-price Cardboard option took 69% of shipment volume market share last year. Samsung Gear came […]

Google Daydream VR platform to launch this autumn

Google is set to launch a mobile VR platform this autumn that will encompass smartphones, a reference design for a headset and controller, and apps. Announcing the plans at the Google I/O developers conference in Mountain View, California, Google’s vice-president of virtual reality Clay Bavor said that Daydream will include “all the ingredients you need […]