Google Glass Receives Update with New Functionality

May 5, 2014 - 2 minutes read

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According to TechCrunch, Google is set to roll out two new Google Glass apps, extending the devices utility. The first is a new calendar feature, which displays a personalized agenda to the left of the Google Glass home screen when turned on. Users can then take advantage of a wide range of functions, including the ability to alter times and locations of events on the calendar, send or change RSVPs, and add or delete events from the calendar.

However, it’s the limited SMS messaging support that’s turning a lot of heads in the tech industry. One of the limitations of Google Glass is that it previously did not allow users to access text messages received on their iPhones. Users will now be able to view incoming text messages in Google Glass, provided the device is linked to their iPhone. However, the company said in a release that users will not yet be able to compose and send replies directly from Google Glass.

One important thing to note is that Google appears to be moving towards a model that supports individual releases of software updates for the Google Glass, rather than packaging all new functions in periodic batch releases. This is good news for those involved with a Google Glass app development company, as it creates faster and more direct market access.

Boston mobile app developers and Google Glass development professionals throughout the country can also look to the future. It is likely just a matter of time before users will be able to receive, compose and send text messages right from Google Glass, and most industry analysts believe smartphone-like capabilities are just the beginning for the wearable. In time, the Google Glass is expected to spearhead the development of “augmented reality,” in which wearables interact with the outside world in innovative new ways.

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