OnePlus 2 launch app now available for download

screen-shot OnePlus 2The world’s first virtual reality product launch — for the OnePlus Two smartphone — is scheduled for 7 p.m. Pacific on Monday, July 27, and the app is now available for download from the Google Play store.

The app works in combination with a Google Cardboard or other compatible virtual reality headset, but falls back to standard 360-degree video if the headset is not available.

OnePlus One smartphone. (Image courtesy OnePlus.)
OnePlus One smartphone. (Image courtesy OnePlus.)

China-based OnePlus is best known for their OnePlus One smartphone, a $300 Android phone that offers the high-end features and large screen of a $600 phone, and got excellent reviews from Engadget and PCMag.

Last month, OnePlus offered 30,000 free Google Cardboard headsets to customers who wanted to watch the OnePlus 2 product launch in virtual reality but didn’t have their own headsets. They ran out in about a day.

It’s probably too late to get a Google Cardboard headset in time for the launch, but here are a few places where you can get them.

Maria Korolov

Maria Korolov is a science fiction writer who covers cybersecurity, AI and extended reality as a tech journalist at her day job.
Check out her author page on Amazon or follow her on Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn. Her first virtual world novella, Krim Times, made the Amazon best-seller list in its category. Her second novella, The Lost King of Krim, is out now.