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Nov
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The latest Google Glass update is on its way, and thanks to its new features, so are you. With version XE11, Glass wearers can now tell their most expensive pair of glasses where they live and work. After that, commuting becomes as simple as saying "Ok glass, get directions to work." In addition to that, Glass now functions even more like a personal secretary. Saying "Ok glass, google my agenda" pulls up a list of upcoming calendar appointments. This is precisely the kind of Googley time-saving convenience Android users have come to expect.

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The latest release comes with a simplified setup experience. A new tutorial is available that guides new users through their first time using the device and shows them how to connect Glass to their phone. Speaking of pairing, anyone who has done so can now start a screencast from their notification drawer. This will take what Glass sees and mirror it onto your phone's display.

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Lastly, the ability to perform a Google search by long pressing on the touchpad has been removed. To reduce accidental activations, Glass now requires users to tap three times slowly while the display is off.

XE11 is arriving just in time to greet the wave of new explorers who are about to get their first pair of Glass, but current wearers are sure to enjoy the latest features, and anyone who wants to experience the new tutorial can simply factory reset their device to experience it for themselves.

Source: Google, Google+

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. He now lives in the City of Bridges, adjusting to the presence of actual snow. His phone of choice is the HTC One.

  • Joey Heck

    Tap 3 times "slowly" is subjective, I tapped 3 times in under a second and it went right to a Google search

    • ujujujus

      you must be rich because of having glasses...
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  • Pete Tandon

    Is this still based on ICS?

    • Christopher Mason

      Yes,as far as I know it's always going to be based off ICS. But, they could pull a Google TV on us and update it in the future, who knows?

      • Pete Tandon

        Thx chris, I'm hoping the consumer version will be based on JB 4.3 as it support bluetooth low energy functions/devices.

        • Christopher Mason

          Well, they could backport BLE to ICS.

  • Luka Mlinar

    What's the point of posting this since no one has it except a select few. This thing is starting to become old news fast.

    • Kcls

      I don't have glass, I still find the new features incredibly interesting.