Two days ago, Google Glass received the XE16 update that bumped the device up to KitKat, introduced photo bundles, brought in sorted voice commands, and added a number of other features. This release was different for a few reasons, the most notable of which being the long wait (the last release was XE12 back in December).

Now the Glass team has released the update's system image to the Internet. The file is available for download from the usual location.


The zip file containing the goods weighs in at 432MB total. This data comes after four months of waiting, so there's plenty here for developer types to have fun with.

Source: Google Developers

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. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

  • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

    Why doesn't Google release a prerooted boot loader for Nexus devices?

    Or imagine if other OEMs started doing that to appeal to the developers, how could would that be? (And Sony would probably be the first, since ethey are so AOSP friendly)

    • http://twitter.com/rohanXm Rohan Mathur

      Being rooted is a huge security hole. The last thing an OEM would do is ship a device already rooted.

      Not to mention it is against Google's CTS to ship a device pre-rooted :)

      • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

        Read my post again - I am talking about releasing a separate flashable prerooted boot loader by other OEMs like Google did here, of course nobody should ship devices prerooted already