Google Glass soon to become iOS-friendly

“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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19 Comments

  1. Why is everyone acting like this product is out? Why does Google get press on vaporware? Am I crazy or is this nerdwear, vaporware? WTF?????

  2. Why is everyone acting like this product is out? Why does Google get press on vaporware? Am I crazy or is this nerdwear, vaporware? WTF????? “it’s worth noting that one of the myths surrounding Glass is that it is independently connected to the Internet.” It’s also worth noting that another myth is that this product exists!

    1. Michael,
      Actually there is a product that exists. It even went thru limited production. A bunch of testers have copies and are using them. However, you are right in that its not in production for general use.

      Also, all the media for a product that does not ship is the standard….. slow news day agenda. Just a thought.

  3. I hope someone writes an iOS App that lets my iPhone automatically send information to Google glasses when they come near. The name of that app could be “autoGesture” or similar. You may guess which one-finger gesture I want to show Google glasses wearers…

  4. It’s amazing how mainstream media can link whore something because it serves their own selfish interests. Yet, at the same time, it serves Google’s interest to indoctrinate (brainwash) people into a piece of shit set of goggles.

    I’m so sick of Google Glass. Glasses with a screen have been out for years. The ones you can wear and watch “HD movies”. They come as self-contained units with batteries and headphones.

    They flopped. Everybody just keeps buying TVs because nobody wants to wear them. Granted, Glass is way more functional. But you’re still wearing googles and many of the things proposed I find suspect. Why the fuck do I need to wear glasses with a HUD that shows me a map when all of that shit can be abstracted away with Siri? Siri just calling out instructions on where to go?

  5. Yeah, I’ll try not to laugh and point when I see someone in public wearing one of those. I think it would be cool to wear them if you are like, 8 years old.

    Besides, I saw an interview of some Google monkey using them on a talk show. It didn’t look good at all and it was buggy. The Google guy couldn’t get directions to a location and blamed NYC buildings for it.

  6. It’s always difficult to predict which technology will take off, but for whatever it’s worth, I think Google Glass is going to be an absolute winner, provided it is priced correctly. Some of the things being talked about, such as the ability to listen to music based purely on sound waves being transmitted via the cheekbones is simply stunning. And while I doubt that most people are jumping out of planes or off mountains, as Glass ads would have us believe, I suspect many don’t use their present devices too often to shoot photos/videos simply because of the hassle of having to hold the device, point, focus, shoot etc., Glass will allow you to do that with a simple voice command, and then just keep watching the game etc while the video/photo is being shot. This time, Google may have a real ground-breaking winner. As for the aesthetics, well, the sight of people walking around with things stuck in their ears and in front of their mouths has become quite commonplace. So why not people wearing a pair of glasses?

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