Google has announced that Glass will be getting an Android KitKat update later this week. This will be a major update for the device which is expected to bring better battery life, a more up-to-date gallery interface and even make the device more easier to update in the near future.
The update comes just as Google announced that the Glass will go on sale for one day only which goes for $1500. If you already have the glass or planning to buy one, the device will be getting the Android KitKat update very soon. Android KitKat on Google Glass brings more organized photo galleries, which means more photos can be seen with fewer swipes. The new update will also drop video calls from the list of functions due to the fact that only 10% of users currently utilizes video calling on the device.
Google says: “We hold ourselves to high standards for the features that we build, and video calls aren’t living up to these standards. Explorers have told us so directly, and fewer than 10 per cent of them use video calls. For this reason, we’ve made the hard decision to remove video calls from Glass until the experience is better.”
Other improvements with the update includes; improved voice command recognition, and some remains a mystery since they weren’t made public by Google. The update also delivers a better way for explorers and developers to send feedback to Google, “Tap on the device info card in Settings and tell us what’s on your mind. If you need help, you can still send us an email, call us, or post in the Explorers Community.”