Android users have a distinct advantage when using Google Glass. The company, which owns both the platform and the gadget, has created an app called MyGlass companion app which allows navigation and text messaging functionality on Google Glass. All that the user needs to do is to pair Glass with their Android smartphone that has the app running.
A Google employee has reportedly said that soon Google Glass will be able to support these features without having to be paired to any specific smartphone, and there is a possibility that it might stop needing the MyGlass app as well. At the moment Google Glass can connect with an iPhone over Bluetooth or Wi-Fi, but it won’t support turn-by-turn navigation. Even if accessing text messages through Glass doesn’t appeal that much to all users, navigation is a vital feature that most people end up using quite a number of times even if they’re in their home city. Google has not officially commented on this, and seeing as how Google Glass is still very much in development, it is a bit too soon to say that the unit will play nice with iOS or any other device for that matter. Perhaps by then, Apple would be selling its much rumored and much speculated about iWatch which would exclusively pair with iOS devices. What do you think?
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