Google Glass has received an update today, bringing YouTube search results, a new way to capture photos, sound search and an experimental feature which connects Glass with Google Apps accounts.
Here’s the full rundown of what’s included in the update, version XE9:
Share it, watch it, hear it, host it
It’s that time of the month again. We have three new features on Glass that we’re really proud of, plus an experimental feature you’ve been asking about.
Glass now has a whole new way to tell stories through pictures. You can capture both a photo and whatever was on your display in that moment. All you need to do is tap and select “Make vignette” after you take a picture. Our team has been having a blast with this feature (as you can see below).
YouTube videos in search results
You’ll now see YouTube results for some searches. For example, imagine your bike tire’s just gone flat. Walk it home? Nope. Now, you can find and watch a quick YouTube video on how to fix it in a flash. Just tap to play and pause, swipe forward to fast forward and backward to rewind.
This does exactly what it says on the tin. You’re wearing Glass (obvs), you hear a song you like and you want to know what it is. Now all you have to do is long press on the touchpad, swipe forward and whoomp (there it is). Alternatively, you can long press on the touchpad and simply ask “What song is this?”
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Glass with Google Apps accounts
You asked, we listened, we toiled and now we are building and testing Glass with Google Apps accounts. Some services, like email, are working already. Feel free to try it out by factory resetting your Glass, and signing in with your Google Apps account.
Be on the lookout for this update to hit your Google Glass headsets soon, if it already hasn’t. Enjoy!