Google has released a new update for its Glass explorer edition on Tuesday. The update brings a host of changes including a possibly controversial wink-to-capture support. Glass users after this update will be able to click an image by just winking.
“We’ve got a new setting that lets you quickly and easily capture the moments you care about with a simple wink of the eye,” Google Glass posted on its Google+ page.
Other changes include ability to set-up a lock pattern to make Glass more secure, video upload to YouTube support, Hangouts messages support and more. Check out full change-log with more details below:
- Lock Screen: Just like with your laptop or phone, no one can use your locked Glass until you enter your secret Glass handshake using taps and swipes. You can set it up in Settings.
- Hangouts: Chatting with your best friend, messaging everyone from your ski trip at once, sending picture messages, all of it is now possible on Glass. You can enable the Hangouts Glassware and update your messaging preferences at MyGlass.
- Upload to YouTube: You can now upload those must-share moments by enabling the YouTube Glassware on MyGlass. Once you’re done recording, either tap on the video and swipe to the YouTube share card, or say “ok glass, share with YouTube.”
- Wink: A new setting that lets you quickly and easily capture the moments you care about with a simple wink of the eye. If you want to turn it on, just swipe over to Settings.
- Music: Google Play Music All Access subscribers can now pick between their playlists and radio, or try “I’m feeling lucky” to create a radio station based on previous listening history. In addition to using voice, you can also tap on “ok glass” and then “listen” to choose your favorite songs.
- iOS MyGlass app
- Removed signature from messages
- No more Guest Mode
Other update details:
Version: XE12, rolling out now