Most folks would know by now that Google Glass will be sold to the masses today, as long as stocks last and you having at least $1,500 in loose change somewhere. This is a precious 24 hour window period that should see the total number of Google Glass owners increase exponentially, and we are also especially pleased to hear that the tech giant too, has announced that Google Glass will be on the receiving end of the Android 4.4 KitKat update sometime later this week.
Just what will Android 4.4 KitKat bring to Google Glass? Well, it will introduce a bunch of new features, and at the same time, remove an important existing feature. Android 4.4 KitKat will enable Google Glass to enjoy a longer battery life as well as faster performance, with developers given the ability to write Glassware (also known as apps) thanks to the most recent SDK and APIs.
Photo Bundles would be another new feature that one ought to take notice of – this wearable headset will be able to group your photos, videos and vignettes in bundles, making life for you easier and quicker if you happen to scroll through them. The other features will include the sorting of voice commands by frequency, alongside an option to reply with pictures in Hangouts conversations, among others.
Do bear in mind that after the Android 4.4 KitKat update, Glass will lose its ability to carry out video calls. Bummer! [Press Release]