“To use text messaging and navigation on Google Glass, users currently have to pair it with an Android phone and install the Glass companion app on their phones,” Frederic Lardinois reports for TechCrunch.
“This will change very soon, however, one of the Google representatives in its New York office told me when I picked up my own unit yesterday afternoon,” Lardinois reports. “Glass, the Google employee told me, will soon be able to handle these features independent of the device the user has paired it to (and maybe even independent of the Glass companion app).”
Lardinois reports, “it’s worth noting that one of the myths surrounding Glass is that it is independently connected to the Internet. That’s not true, however. Instead, Glass users need to have a tethering plan for their phones to connect Glass to the Internet… While Glass has a built-in compass, it doesn’t have its own GPS receiver and depends on the phone to provide it with location data.”
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