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Apr
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It looks like Google is gearing up for the Glass Explorer program, launching the MyGlass companion app and a new Glass setup page, both accessible to the general public.

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The companion app relies on Google's now-signature "Card UI," and the listing's screenshots show off some of the app's functionality, though Google reminds us "if you don't have Glass, then downloading this will be a waste of time. Sorry about that." The description goes on to comfort readers, however: "But if you swipe the screenshots to the right, you'll see there's a picture of a puppy in pajamas. So not a total waste of time after all."

Of course, users can still install the app, though it (obviously) won't be able to complete Glass setup properly without an actual Glass unit. It's worth noting the app seems to be compatible only with phones for now, and has some interesting theming, including a #4d4946 menu dropdown.

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As mentioned, there's also a site to set up your Glass unit, connecting it to your Google account. The interface is fairly consistent with the app, laid out horizontally, and guiding users through the setup process in a clear, easy-to-understand way.

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Also of note is that Google's got a developer preview of the Mirror API ready for those brave developers looking to dive into the Glass ecosystem  (and begin crafting "Glassware") early. See it for yourself here.

Though most of us aren't lucky enough to be Glass users just yet, the launch of  a new setup page and app are certainly exciting, and we can only expect more forward motion from here.

Thanks, Lucas!

Glass Setup

Liam Spradlin
Liam loves Android, design, user experience, and travel. He doesn't love ill-proportioned letter forms, advertisements made entirely of stock photography, and writing biographical snippets.

  • Raloc

    Can't wait for the day I can get Google Glass as a modification to my current glass frames like you would get transition lenses or anti-reflective coatings. Pumped for the future.

    • EH101

      While that would be awesome, I think we're at least a year and a half out from that sorta thing unless a breakthrough in the manufacturing of such technology occurs. Never know when something like that will happen, though.

      • Freak4Dell

        I don't think so. Google Glass is really just a set of frames without lenses, and an electronic module sitting on top. They could make it clip to regular frames pretty easily. It probably won't look too good, though.

        Now, if we were talking about it being actually built into the frame, and using the prescription lens itself as the projector glass, then yeah, we're quite a bit away from that.

    • http://twitter.com/misterE33 Mr E

      lame. i'm excited about Google Glass contacts and/or lasik

  • EH101

    Not gonna lie, I went to the play store to see the puppy in pajamas...

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      And it was all worth it.

      • EH101

        That, it was. It most definitely was.

      • http://twitter.com/MikeMago2 MikeMago

        what Nicholas implied I cant believe that any body able to make $4357 in four weeks on the network.

      • http://twitter.com/MikeMago2 MikeMago

        ...---goo.gl/JLvC1 (Home more information)

      • http://twitter.com/MikeMago2 MikeMago

        like Emily implied I am surprised that some people can earn $4512 in a few weeks on the cnetwork.

      • http://twitter.com/MikeMago2 MikeMago

        ...---goo.gl/LTaq5 (Home more information)

    • Kaero

      Definitely did the same.

  • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

    I'm getting giddy with excitement.

    • http://www.facebook.com/Shinakuma George Millhouse

      i think this is going to start a revolution in tech and how we use it in our every day lives. People underestimate what this will really do for us. Im sure they laughed at the idea of a cell phone once too. This is exciting and I cant wait one day to get a hold of one of these

  • Christian Johnson

    Google Apps accounts aren't supported? :-(

    • tylerbrainerd

      I think I read somewhere that it's coming, but as always lags by a few months

    • http://twitter.com/ScienceProUSA SciencePro

      This is real irritating. As an I/O12 Glass Explorer...who will need to start using this in a couple weeks...no way they're gonna make me switch from the account I use 100% of the time to a Gmail account, right? right???

      • Christian Johnson

        Yeah, same here. Especially the usefulness of Google Now/GMail would be gone if we had to set up a separate GMail account for Glass...

      • http://twitter.com/brandonb927 Brandon Brown

        I don't understand Google's infrastructure (and many don't) but it's 2013 and they have self-driving cars, and other amazing products that are game/life-changing, yet they STILL limit their soft/hardware to "United States and GMail account" only bearing people... I say it's borderline evil/torture :(

    • warez

      So sad... I use my Google Apps account for everything.

  • Cole Doyle

    Saying I'm excited for Google Glass would be an understatement.

  • Dwayne Wilkinson

    Apparently Google glass doesn't work in Australia... is that because we're all upside down or something?

    • MacMan156

      The magnet boots you have to wear all day to prevent falling off the earth messes up google glass

      • http://twitter.com/misterE33 Mr E

        I thought it was because the intertubes flow in the opposite direction?

  • Alejandro Villa Renteria

    Anyone have the apk? ,apparently it it doesn't is available in my country

    • MacMan156

      I don't, but reports from the g+ community say you can't even sign in to do anything with the app if your account isn't a US account.

  • John O’Connor

    IO13

  • http://twitter.com/shivam666 shivam sharma

    Google's each new move is inspired from its oath of delivering more and more convenience to users. way to 'GOogle' :)

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  • Andrew

    Google reminds us "if you don't have Glass, then downloading this will be a waste of time. Sorry about that." The description goes on to comfort readers, however: "But if you swipe the screenshots to the right, you'll see there's a picture of a puppy in pajamas. So not a total waste of time after all."

    This is why I love Google.

  • Five_O

    Has no one given thought to the amount of geek/glass related assault that will no doubt occur once glass is out for real.
    - Geeks will be first to get on the "I'm wearing the new Tech"
    So the bullies will just say "*SMACK!!* - now I'm wearing the new tech"
    Or,
    - Geek is at a coffee shop wearing his "new tech"
    Keeps looking over at cool guy sitting with his girl.. (his girl has either a phat ass or big titties)
    Cool guy is like "hey geek wtf are you looking at.. you filming my girl with them geek goggles?"
    - *SMACK!!* (Because how is a non glass wearer to know who the hell is doing what with their glasses?)

    These are two very likely scenarios.

  • BonnZonn

    That just looks liek its gonna be really cool. Wow.

    Web-Anon.tk

  • JLishere

    Someone please post the APK.