Recently, Google Glass went on sale for just one day for the folks in the US for a whopping $1,500, with a limited number of units available. The program invited general public to get their hands on the device, and be a part of the company’s explorer program.
The folks at Google Glass took it to Google Plus and announced the wearable will get the Android 4.4 KitKat update next week, which will bring a number of new features for the device.
Our most exciting update is subtle, but big. We’ve been working on a significant upgrade to a new version of the Glass software. It’s not a change you can see, but it brings improved battery life and makes Glass more reliable and easier to update in the future. And now that Glass runs Android KitKat, developers can write Glassware using the latest Android SDK goodness, along with new features from our GDK.
Here’s a list of all the new features which will be a part of the latest Android 4.4 KitKat update for Google Glass.
- Photo bundles: With the KitKat update, your photos will be organized in bundles so they are easy to navigate.
- Photo replies in Hangouts: Users can easily send and receive images via Hangouts.
- Sending feedback: Companies like feedback. Now Glass explorers can provide their feedback by tapping on the device info card in Settings and tell Google about their feedback related to Glass.
- Voice command sorting: Voice commands are now sorted by recency and frequency
- Video calls will be removed: No more video calls for Google Glass.
The update is set to go live next week, but we don’t have an exact date at the moment. We’ll update you as soon as it begins
Source: Google Glass