Google Camera Adds Android Wear Shutter Button
Google pushed out a small update to its Android camera application this week that makes it compatible with Android Wear devices. Specifically, owners of the LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live will be able to remotely trigger their smartphone's camera from their smartwatch. The functionality includes a countdown timer, but not a viewfinder. Google Camera is free to download from the Play Store.
Google Says Samsung Galaxy S8 to Get Daydream
Google today said Samsung will update the Galaxy S8 and S8+ handsets later this summer in order to make them compatible with Google's Daydream virtual reality platform. Daydream is Google's year-old VR service that runs on select handsets.
Google Updates Daydream to Version 2.0 Euphrates
Google today provided some insight on its Daydream virtual reality platform and says a new version of Daydream will soon make its debut. Daydream 2.0 Euphrates targets standalone VR headsets and is powered by Android O.
Google Camera Adds Timer, Aspect Ratio Picker
Google has pushed out an update to the stand-alone Google Camera application for Android devices and added several new functions. The latest version of Google Camera now includes a timer for taking time-delayed shots, and lets users capture snapshots whilst also recording video.
Android Wear Update Makes Devices More Independent
Google today pushed out an update to its Android Wear platform that adds two key features and grants wearables even more independence. First, Android Wear devices will now be able to track location via GPS without requiring a nearby smartphone.
Google Delays Android Wear 2.0 Until 2017
Google today released Android Wear 2.0 Developer Preview 3 and also shared some details on the timing for the platform's public launch. The biggest addition to the preview operating system is the availability of the Google Play Store on Android Wear devices.