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Google Glass XE10 Update Released With Transit Directions, Links in Notifications

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It’s the beginning of a new month, so to the three of you who own $1500 Google Glass explorer edition devices, a new update as build XE10 has been released. The update introduces public transit step-by-step directions for buses, street cars, subways, or any other mode available to your locale. But that’s not all, you’ll be able to tap on links in tweets, texts, emails, and more going forward and also see the images of people you are conversing with in the backgrounds of messages. 

You should be able to update immediately.

We should point out that Google removed all of the Glass factory images with the release of this update “due to a firmware change with XE10: flashing back to an earlier build might brick your device.”

If you do own Glass, I’d love to hear your thoughts on it after having it for a number of months. Are you still using it? Do you still deal with awkward conversations on a regular basis? Have friends and family become more comfortable with you wearing Glass all of the time?

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Via:  Google Support | +Google Glass

  • Daistaar

    Peacock… Peacock… Peacock…

  • JaniceLandis

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  • manaox

    I had the chance to test Glass recently. The picture quality is not great, nor is the sound. I’m still not seeing any features not found on the smartphone. You are sure to annoy people because you can still tell when your eyes are looking into the crystal rather then paying attention to them and you still often have to touch the device to do more than a basic task. It doesn’t add to your style well and for some people it will be a negative. Remember how annoying people were in public with bluetooth headsets? Well. Prepare yourself.

  • Mike Kleinsteuber

    ’3 of you’ ? Is that a joke ? Lame one if it is.

  • Guest

    Really off topic, but does anyone have any idea when the CM installer will be released to the public? I really want to get CM, but I really don’t want to go through the process of rooting, and installing the custom recovery.

    P.S. Is it legal to root Android?

  • Glass owner

    “If you do own Glass, I’d love to hear your thoughts on it after having it for a number of months. Are you still using it?”

    Yes, most week days. I tend not to wear it on the weekend…sort of disconnect in my time off so to speak.

    “Do you still deal with awkward conversations on a regular basis?”
    Not really sure what you mean here. Do people look at me weird when I am telling it to do things? Not really. Had a couple jokesters try to jump in and alter what I was doing…but just in good fun.

    “Have friends and family become more comfortable with you wearing Glass all of the time?”

    Yes, but so have I. It’s no big deal anymore. It’s actually funny to see how little people know about the technology. The Glass exploration sessions by Google may be a two-for-one deal where they are hoping to squash some of the privacy concerns once users realize what it takes to “take a picture”, etc.

    You should really add, “Are Glass users excited about the updates?”
    Hell’s yeah. Glass reminds me a lot of the Nexus One. A great phone when released, but got spectacularly better as the software improved over time. Glass is the same.

  • http://teslacentral.com/ Tim

    I was invited my Google to join the glass program. I don’t know if I want to shell out $1,500 for this, but I’m super honored to even be invited!

  • Edward Coles

    Kellen if you want to talk about glass, just ask. We are used to asking awkward questions. Dont expect it much from android aficionados, but we are usually open to the questions. Ask away.

    • JMonkeYJ

      what are your responses to the questions he asked above? thanks

  • Paul Hansen

    But where’s my Gear Glass Galaxy!?! /s

    • John Burke

      If it only supports Galaxy devices, no thanks.

      • Paul Hansen

        You realize that was a sarcasm comment right? Hence the intentionally incorrect name..

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    OKAY GLASS! – GIVE ME A DAMN RELEASE DATE! . . .

    WAIT…. an Epiphany just struck me. Google Glass Release Date announcement at the Nexus 5 event? Kellen do some digging!

  • Justin W

    crickets