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First software update for Google Glass

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First software update for Google Glass
Google Glass has received its first software update, known more precisely as the XE5 update, which is being received by Glass owners OTA. The update brings some pretty important fixes and changes to the device, including a more realistic estimate of remaining battery life on the specs, incoming G+ notifications with the ability for the user to comment and add '+1' to messages, and a Device Info card that shows the serial number of your Google Glass.

The update will now allow a long press from anywhere inside the UI to call up search functions and transcriptions of queries and messages is now (these are Google's words) 'wicked fast'. You can start the update only once the device is plugged into the charger, which needs to be plugged into the wall at the time. The update is not a short one, so while you let Google Glass do its thing, you might want to recapture some of that lost magic you used to have by reconnecting with your smartphone.

XE5 update for Google Glass
Change to sync policy: require power + wifi for background uploads
Crash reporting
Incoming G+ notifications (direct shares, comments, +mentions), including ability to comment and +1
Incoming Hangout notifications
Transcription of queries & messages is now wicked-fast
Long-press to search from anywhere in the UI (no longer just from off)
International number dialing + SMS
Hop animation on disallowed swipes in the UI
New On-Head Detection calibration flow
Show device Serial Number on Device Info card
More reliable estimation of battery charge remaining
New recipient-list mosaic


source: Phandroid

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posted on 08 May 2013, 00:08 3

1. Reverence (Posts: 224; Member since: 16 Jul 2012)


glass is perhaps the most useless gadget of 2013, it think even smart watches are better...Your paying $1500 just for google+,maps and such things which can be done on a phone...glass could have had sales if it retailed for about $500 not more than that! and over the past few months google has been launching some useless things at high prices like the nexus Q,Chromebook pixel and this!

posted on 08 May 2013, 00:29 6

3. p0rkguy (Posts: 683; Member since: 23 Nov 2010)


You're paying $1500 for the developer version of Glass.
Google has already said it will retail for less.
Nexus Q was never launched, those who "pre-ordered" got their refund and the Nexus Q.

posted on 08 May 2013, 00:35 4

4. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


Not sure if trolling or just retarded LOL, this is not the final product only for devs so of course it's expensive, the consumer version will retail for about $300-$400 i suppose

posted on 08 May 2013, 00:53 2

5. Kurai (unregistered)


This is the future!!! . . .you'll get used to it soon enough :D . . .

posted on 08 May 2013, 00:09

2. hamidd (Posts: 3; Member since: 28 Apr 2013)


Is it really harmful for eyes? Or it is just some rumors?

posted on 08 May 2013, 02:39

6. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 966; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


well i supposed Google have to put it through safety testings and stuff but at the end only Google knows

posted on 08 May 2013, 20:54

7. BomberXL (Posts: 82; Member since: 17 Jan 2012)


all this newws about google glass almost feels like im watching really interesting news about events... going on in a different country....

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