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Google Glass firmware spills new features: voice commands, music controls and blink detection

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Google Glass firmware spills new features: voice commands, music controls and blink detection
Google might be already working on the second edition of Glass, but it’s yet to release the first one to the public and its latest firmware spills the beans about a lot of new features. Android Police did the digging in the GlassVoice APK files and got a glimpse of the future there.

The first and biggest find was in voice commands where it seems that Glass has now added support for custom commands like “Take Note” for Evernote and “Post Update” for Path. Some of the new voice commands will be obviously native to glass and others seem to tie with other apps. Altogether, the new commands that are likely to be supported by Glass in the future are the following:

  • Add a Calendar Event
  • Call Me a Car
  • Capture a Panorama
  • Check Me In
  • Create a 3D Model
  • Find a Recipe
  • Learn a Song
  • Play a Game
  • Play Music
  • Record a Recipe
  • Remind Me To...
  • Show a Compass
  • Start a Bike Ride
  • Start a Round of Golf
  • Start a Run
  • Start a Stopwatch
  • Start a Timer
  • Translate This
  • Tune an Instrument

The second big new addition comes in music. It adds the “Play music” command but also a layout for music items with album art, name of both the album and the track, name of artist. A new radio icon hints that Google’s All Access radio might also be baked into the wearable. All those things will most likely be for remote control of music in the cloud or on your tethered device.

Finally, we are seeing blink and double blink functionality. Google was hesitant to implement eye tracking and control be it for security or performance issues, but winking for photo and now double blinking seem to get support in the new Glass firmware.

The Glass team is obviously hard at work and it has committed to issuing monthly updates so next month we expect to see more new features.



source: Android Police

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posted on 17 Oct 2013, 03:51

1. Topcat488 (Posts: 1171; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)


Wow, they already got a name for people who wear these Google Glass: Glass Holes...

Banned almost everywhere...

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 04:48

4. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 4074; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Lol. That was funny.

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 04:49 4

6. maysider (Posts: 38; Member since: 11 Aug 2013)


You're a beautifully limited person, we others will enjoy:

Video calls on the go
Navigating without distractions
Taking photos immediately

;)

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 05:28

8. joey_sfb (Posts: 3144; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Don't care will buy one when available.

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 03:52 1

2. androiphone20 (Posts: 1514; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)


though it's been a while I think it's just a few more steps till glass becomes a really cool wearable, take your time google just don't rus**t

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 03:54

3. androiphone20 (Posts: 1514; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)


that little red thing in the picture is a little creepy though

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 04:49

5. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 4074; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


And now Google can see you in more detail.

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 06:00

9. Reality_Check (Posts: 277; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


Welcome to the 21st century :)

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 04:51

7. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2822; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


The last image shows some type of illusion, where the first and third "Robotic Handgloves" text looks like they're at the bottom or under the glass and second and fourth looks at top or front.

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