The Google Glass camp just got a massive boost in features, potential, and also privacy concerns. You’re now allowed to send SMS, chats or even video calls using the Hangouts app, and YouTube for simple Glass video uploads, along with Google Play Music playlist and All Access viewing.
But the top feature on this list? Wink to take a photograph. It’ll be that simple for a Glass wearer to shoot and capture what he/she pleases when wearing the headset.
Also added in the XE 12 update is an optional lockscreen which turns on if Glass is removed from the head, or you simply turn it off. Guest Mode is being axed however, because it required too much work on Google’s part; with that issue, the Glass dev team suggest creating a demo Google account to associate with just the headset, but that’s the user’s call.
And that settles 2013 in terms of updates for Glass. It’s come a long way, and will go even farther.