Google has been busy updating Glass with the latest version of Android (4.4.2 KitKat). They claim that the upgrade will give it better battery life and will be easier for developers to write apps for it.
The update includes Photo Bundles. Previously, you had to swipe backwards through every single shot you took, but Bundles will group them by day, making less swiping necessary.
You can send these photos as a reply to messages in Hangouts as well. Here's what Google said:
We hold ourselves to high standards for the features that we build, and video calls aren't living up to these standards. Explorers have told us so directly, and fewer than 10% of them use video calls. For this reason, we've made the hard decision to remove video calls from Glass until the experience is better. We don't know when that will be, but in the meantime, keep an eye on MyGlass as more Glassware is built and released – we're already seeing the developer community work on other video streaming services. We've always said that feedback from Explorers shapes Glass, and this is no exception.
Google says there's a lot more in this update than it could fit into this short announcement. More to come!
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