Google Daydream Prepares ‘Euphrates’ Update
Google’s Daydream Virtual Reality platform seems to be ready for a refreshment. Google announced at its I/O developer conference that the 2.0 release is coming.
New Google Daydream Update Codenamed Euphrates
The new update is codenamed Daydream Euphrates and it would improve the OS into something more than a simple mobile OS. Among its main features is a special design for standalone VR Daydream headsets, which includes a dashboard overlay with access to some of the Android features while you’re in Virtual Reality.
“The upcoming 2.0 release for all headsets, Daydream Euphrates, has features that make VR more fun and easier to share with others. You’ll be able to capture what you’re seeing, as well as cast your virtual world right onto the screen in your living room. And, soon, you’ll be able to watch YouTube videos in VR with other people and share the experience in the same virtual space.”
The new update is going to be powered by Android O, which emphasizes sharing a lot. You will be able to take screen captures of whatever you’re seeing and cast your VR world onto a TV with Chromecast. Watching YouTube videos in Virtual Reality with other people will also be possible.
The Euphrates update will also allow you to browse the web inside a VR environment with a new version of Chrome that works with Google Daydream. This update is expected to be released this summer.