Google I/O 2017: Daydream 2.0 paves the way for standalone headsets and screen casting

Google has tried to make sharing VR content easier and fun with the ability to take a screenshot or record the screen in Daydream 2.0.


Google announced the next version of Daydream, code-named Euphrates, at Google I/O 2017. It will hit all daydream devices later this year with a number of new features related to sharing VR content.

According to the company, the upcoming release will make virtual reality more fun and easier to share. Google detailed that it will be easier to share your experiences with nearby devices like your Smart TV in the living room. The company posted details in a blog post on the Google blog.

 Google I/O 2017: Daydream 2.0 paves the way for standalone headsets and screen casting

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The company pointed out that a number of smartphones support the Daydream platform with more devices coming with Daydream support. Notable mentions include the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ along with upcoming devices from LG, Motorola, and ASUS. The company also pointed out that Daydream 2.0 will also add a 2D panel on the top of virtual reality environments that will allow users to access normal functions that are available on Android systems.

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Google has also added the capability to take screenshots of video clips using screen capture in the upcoming software update. One thing to note here is that the company has only added local Chromecast-based streaming and you can’t stream gameplay online. But we can hope that the feature will be coming in future updates. This update brings a new version of Chrome that will work inside Daydream for Standalone headsets.

The experience on Daydream Chrome will be similar to the one that is available on the desktop or mobile devices. All your bookmarks and saved passwords will come to Daydream Chrome so that you can experience the internet without any gaps in the Chrome experience.

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