LG and Google have teamed adult to offer a giveaway practical existence knowledge to new LG G3 owners. Dubbed VR for G3, a wearable announced by LG is formed on Google’s ‘Cardboard’ VR headset pattern and will come bundled with new purchases of a smartphone in name regions this month.
LG says users can bar a headset and G3 smartphone together and knowledge several VR apps on Google Play. G3 buyers can also download a VR diversion “Robobliteration” regulating a in-box code.
To recall, Google introduced Cardboard, an affordable VR headset in Jun final year during Google I/O 2014. At a event, Google distributed a Cardboard headset to all I/O attendees and also posted DIY instructions for people to make their possess chronicle of a headset regulating cardboard, lenses, magnets, velcro, a rubber band, and (optionally) an NFC tag.
LG’s new VR for G3 facilities a Rear Key blueprint pattern formed on a G3′s design. The VR headset and smartphone can also be used with a Bluetooth headset LG Tone Infinim, that launched in Nov final year. Additionally, scrolling by apps on a smartphone is probable but touching a display, regulating a scrollable neodymium ring magnet on a side of a VR for G3 that works with a handset’s gyroscope sensor.
“While still in a infancy, this is usually a commencement of a practical existence transformation that until recently was costly and untouched to bland consumers,” pronounced Chris Yie, Vice President and Head of Marketing Communications during a LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company during a launch. “By leveraging Google Cardboard, not usually are unchanging consumers means to attend in a VR experience, we’ll be means to deliver this record to destiny developers who might one day uncover us how VR can be used to urge a lives.”
“With Google Cardboard, we wanted to emanate some-more immersive and pleasant practice for anyone on their mobile devices,” pronounced Andrew Nartker, Product Manager for Google Cardboard. “We are vehement about VR for G3, and a abounding ecosystem of developers and manufacturers who are innovating with Google Cardboard and creation VR some-more simply accessible.”
With a VR for G3 giveaway, LG is targeting a opposition Samsung, that final year launched a expensive Samsung Gear VR, a headset that works usually with a flagship Galaxy Note 4 phablet. The promotional offer might also offer to revitalise LG G3 sales or can be a crafty tactic by LG to transparent a batch before a LG G4 comes out.