Google rolled out its new update, XE7 this week. It included a change-log, but beyond the usual bug fixes and minor upgrades, there are a few hidden gems. First, Some of the new features highlighted:
- OK Glass – If someone sends you a message that requires your immediate attention, say, “ok glass, reply” when viewing the message. Take a picture, say, “OK Glass, share with…” Receiving a call, say, “OK Glass, answer call.”
- Browse the Web – you can tap View Website to browse the page:
- Scroll – Slide your finger forward on the touchpad to scroll down.
- Zoom – Slide two fingers forward or backward to zoom.
- Look around – With two fingers down on the touchpad, move your head around to pan.
- Click – As you look around, you can tap to select anything in the center of the screen.
- Search Improvement – Now you can use pronouns to refer to a recent subject, for example, “How tall is the Empire State Building?” Then follow up with, “When was it built?”
- New Google Now – When you check on nearby places, it will bring up several places at once, allowing you to browse through them.
- MyGlass – You can now choose the default contact information for a particular contact through MyGlass.
- Email/Phone Number Badges – You can now see a picture of your contact.
- Better Contact Selection for Auto-Complete – Searching for a contact? Start typing in the name and up will pop Glass’s “best guess.”
There are also a few highlights not listed, but revealed through careful research via SelfScreens. There seems to be evidence of a music player, video player, volume controls, Glass App Store, and lock screen. We are not sure all of the details, but as updates and improvements are made, it looks like Google Glass will be more than a pair of specs.