Shutterbugs and World Cup fans

by Glass Team Yury P on ‎06-10-2014 01:38 PM - last edited on ‎06-12-2014 03:04 PM by Community Advocate Teresa Z

We’ve got a new update coming your way. This one’s for all the shutterbugs and World Cup fans out there.


Photo sharing


Over the past few months we’ve rolled out features like vignettes and sharing photos in Hangouts. Even still, we know you want more options when it comes to your #throughglass photos. Sometimes a photo just looks better with a filter… or maybe after cropping out that guy who photobombed you.


Later this week, we’re taking a big step with a photo-sharing update for the MyGlass app for Android. With the updated app, when you take a picture on Glass, you’ll see it instantly on your Android phone when you open the MyGlass app. Tap the image to open it, apply your filter du jour (or wave the #nofilter flag), and export it to the photo-sharing app of your choice – Instagram, Facebook, VSCO – whichever strikes your fancy. Oh, and did we mention you don’t need to be connected to Wi-Fi?


We know, we know - what about MyGlass for iOS? We’re working on it. Stay tuned.


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Google Now cards


World Cup: He dribbles down the line, crosses it into the box, and it’s a header. Gooooooaaaaaaaallll!  Follow the World Cup on Glass when you set up notifications on Google Now. All you have to do is add your team or click YES when you see the option to get match updates on Google Now on your phone. Here's what you'll see on your phone:


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You’ll get updates about upcoming matches, matches in progress, finished matches and division standings.


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Parking Location: So tempted to quote Ashton Kutcher… but we won’t. Now if you forget where you parked your car, just look to the left of your Glass home screen and you’ll find your Parking location card. You can follow the map back to your parking spot.


Track your packages: Get notifications on Glass when your packages ship or are delivered. Just go to your settings on the Google Now mobile app and make sure you’ve answered Yes to receiving “package updates based on your gmail.”


Battery notification


Explorers have told us that they want more battery notifications so we added a mobile notification to let you know when your Glass battery is low. If you’re using the latest Android MyGlass app, you’ll now get a notification if your Glass drops below 20%.



Let us know what you think in the comments below. You can also check out the full release notes here

by Level 4 G Hussain C on ‎06-10-2014 03:20 PM

Great updates, thanks! Looking forward to trying them out.

by Level 6 Shazafar K on ‎06-10-2014 03:27 PM
This is awesome! Great work guys!
by Level 8 Gregg L on ‎06-10-2014 03:30 PM

Some very nice additions guys! Thanks!

by Level 2 Arvid B on ‎06-10-2014 03:35 PM

Awesome update! Love the sharing through MyGlass. Will it preserve the Glass EXIF info? 

by Level 3 Keith M on ‎06-10-2014 03:40 PM

Yes! So many great additions. The battery notification is something I have been wanting for a while. 

by Level 10 Jay H on ‎06-10-2014 03:48 PM

This fixes one of my major gripes. Kudos. Yeah!!!!

by Level 2 Nikolay D on ‎06-10-2014 04:03 PM


by Level 2 Kristoff K on ‎06-10-2014 04:10 PM

Parking location, very useful.

by Level 5 Jamie R R on ‎06-10-2014 04:21 PM

I think the photo app could be useful, but what would be really useful are GPS Exif Tags!!! I love taking pics when I'm riding my bike in the country as I see the oddest things. 

by Level 8 Garner M on ‎06-10-2014 04:29 PM
Thanks for the updates. I really hope the random restarts are fixed also.
by Level 2 Michael V on ‎06-10-2014 04:50 PM
by Level 2 David Z on ‎06-10-2014 05:06 PM
Sorry, but at this point I could not care less about new features. What I would like is a release that doesn't reboot constantly or kill my battery with runaway processes.
by Level 11 Dr Bennett F on ‎06-10-2014 06:22 PM

It would be real nice to Video Call from the World Cup????

by Level 8 Matt C on ‎06-10-2014 06:39 PM

Glass back to being quite stable for me, thank goodness!

The parking feature is a nice add to the timeline.

LOVE the frequent updates - keep 'em coming!



by Level 6 Curtis C on ‎06-10-2014 07:08 PM

Looks awesome.  Can't wait to get the update.

by Level 12 Caleb W on ‎06-10-2014 09:02 PM

Waiting for iOS app :smileytongue:!

by Level 6 James B on ‎06-10-2014 09:44 PM

Still no bluetooth keyboard support (which worked in XE12), still no touchpad gestures in Android apps (which also worked in XE12). On one hand, sports scores pushed to your face... on the other hand, the entire Android application ecosystem.


Please fix your development priorities.

by Level 2 Chien Cong N on ‎06-11-2014 02:12 AM

Anyone has the new APK?

by Level 2 Zulaika H on ‎06-11-2014 03:55 AM
Like the parking feature and the photo syncing to the Glass app. I agree with many others that my rebooting and even less useful battery life as a result needs fixing. Please!
by Level 2 TAKAGI K on ‎06-11-2014 04:55 AM

Wow! I expect to update!:manlol:

by Level 3 Astrid E on ‎06-11-2014 06:13 AM
Some fun and useful additions.
by Level 5 Robert H on ‎06-11-2014 08:00 AM

That car parking thing is going to be great.  I have a common car and I've lost it soooo many times.  But talk about a killer app.  Well done!

by Level 3 Michael H on ‎06-11-2014 12:39 PM

Another great update!

by Level 7 Andrew A on ‎06-11-2014 01:02 PM

Just received the update! I can't wait to spend more time with it. 

by Level 6 A F on ‎06-11-2014 09:07 PM

Don't really care if the World Cup comes up on Google Now.  But I sure do care if I still cannot set a Google Now reminder from Glass.  Kind of disappointed that frivols are being implemented before core functionality.

by Level 6 Peter J ‎06-12-2014 04:20 AM - edited ‎06-12-2014 04:20 AM

Yes, the lack of BT Keyboard support is rather poor.


Still no bluetooth keyboard support (which worked in XE12), still no touchpad gestures in Android apps (which also worked in XE12). On one hand, sports scores pushed to your face... on the other hand, the entire Android application ecosystem.


Please fix your development priorities.

by Level 3 Michael-Rainabba R on ‎06-12-2014 02:47 PM

"We know, we know..." You're catering to Apple users infinitely more than anyone could possibly expect and of course the all-too-common sense of entitlement would have those folks whining anyway for Google putting THEIR eco-system first but you guys aren't doing any favors by THEN appologizing about it. If Apple users want Google tech, there's a very simple solution which they have FULL control over and that solution would not only solve their immediate concerns, but also improve the products and services that much faster. Why coddle them?

by Level 5 Marty P on ‎06-13-2014 12:10 PM

So far the update has frozen or rebooted 3 times in the 3 hours I've been using it.


I'm a big World Cup fan and have Now enabled, but I've yet to get an update on Glass despite two games having been played (I get updates on my Nexus 5 OK).


Bluetooth problems are improved but not eliminated.   Making Bluetooth 100% reliable and allowing pairing with other devices e.g. microphones and keyboards should be a TOP priority.  Supporting A2DP profile is also a big item that people expect to work (I have the stereo buds but they're collecting dust because I can't play music from my phone !?!)



@google PLEASE stay focused on the basics until they're rock solid.  




by Level 3 Kindell A on ‎06-13-2014 05:22 PM

Wow these are really good additions keep them coming .

by Level 2 David B on ‎06-15-2014 08:09 AM

The ability to also sync the videos would be a great addition as well, i was hoping they could be synced immediately like photos.