Google I/O 2016 Day 2: Everything you need to know

Google I/O 2016

After several big announcements on Day 1 of the Google I/O 2016 conference, it looks like the second day is a lot calmer. It seems like a deliberate step that the company took in order to make sure that the events of the day before were able to sink in completely as far as the developers and enthusiasts are concerned. The big featured announcements included more information on the Daydream VR that we talked about yesterday and the fact that Play Store is officially coming to the Chrome OS.

Daydream VR

Google Daydream

As we mentioned earlier, there were a lot of talks related to the Daydream VR at the keynote session on the first day of the conference, however, we got to know all the finer details of the VR via a couple of sessions that took place on the second day. Now we know that the Nexus 6P will be the first device that will be used for developing the applications for the Daydream platform and that Google has also launched a system which enables the user to use another phone as a controller in place of the yet to be released controller for the VR.

Google has confirmed their plans of releasing its own take on the design and the construction of the VR headset, however, as of now, third party development is still going to be the thing. As for the content side of the VR, the company gave a small sneak peek of the launcher that will be used for the platform. They also showcased new content offerings from YouTube, Google Play Movies and more. As for the creation of new content, the company has entered into several partnerships with movie makers, developers, and game engine creators.

Chrome OS


With all the speculations and rumors making rounds on the Internet, Google has finally confirmed the arrival of the Play Store on the Chrome OS. This means that later this year, you get the ability of downloading and installing apps from the Play Store to your Chromebooks, Chromeboxes, and Chromebases.

Google Play Awards


Developers are the main focus for the I/O conferences, so, Google makes special efforts in making sure that the developers are awarded for their exceptional app development. After the show for Day 2, the company took the time to highlight such apps.

Head over to our predictions article and do let us know what else we could expect to get announced in the upcoming days of the conference.

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