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Google Glass, having recently received an update to version XE17.31, is making the leap straight up to version 18.1. The update will coincide with an update to the MyGlass app (coming "later this week," with the iOS app getting an update at an undisclosed time), and brings a few nifty new features.

First up, the MyGlass app for Android - when explorers take a photo through Glass, that photo will be instantly shared to the MyGlass app, where users can add filters or otherwise edit the photos before sharing them with the world. Breaking functionality for Glass out of Glass doesn't immediately seem like the most elegant solution, but certainly editing photos is easier on a larger, more accurate display.

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As for new features on Glass itself, the smart eyewear will be receiving more Google Now cards - just in time for the World Cup, users who have indicated interest in Google Now will receive team updates beamed directly to their eyeball. Glass will also gain the ability to present shipment tracking cards, and will remind you of your parking location, just like Google Now's phone-bound counterpart.

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Finally, Glass will be adding a new mobile notification when your Glass' battery is low, giving you an advanced heads-up when you might want to think about plugging in.

As always, explorers need only plug in their device and wait patiently for the update to roll out. Typically these updates roll out pretty fast, so anxious users shouldn't have long to wait.

Source: Glass Community, Google+

Thanks, Avishay!

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.

  • James

    Something tells me I/O is going to be very exciting.....

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      I've never been to an I/O that wasn't exciting. Just a few more weeks left!

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      • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

        Can't fucking wait anymore, and it's still 14 days away!

  • http://mkonchar.tumblr.com/ Marc Konchar

    It's completely normal for the version to jump from XE17.31 to XE18.1 even if it's a very minor update feature wise. Not trying to self promote I swear, but this is how the update versioning works for Glass right now: http://mkonchar.tumblr.com/post/84957043894/understanding-glass-update-version-numbering

  • NF

    I'm not concerned about features, but API fixes. There's still a lot of things to implement.

  • http://www.scienceprousa.com/ dcarr622

    Sending photos to MyGlass kind of counters the "instant sharing from Glass" philosophy but until Instagram, others make a Glass app - I'll take it.
    Really hope some serious attention is given to Glass at I/O.

  • Chris

    Please announce consumer version with consumer prices at IO!!!!! :D:D:D:D:D

  • aberigle

    MyGlass apk anyone?