«In fact, we are currently working on the migration of Google Glass version Ice Cream Sandwich on Kit Kat, to make the user experience more organic use of the device and to improve their quality in general. With these changes, we can simplify the process of dissemination of useful updates on the device and still something very interesting ». Blockquote>
Now all the readers of the forum are absolutely sure that the update is coming soon, however, when it comes to the Internet giant Google, there is only one way to confirm or deny the news. In the Know Your Mobile tried to contact Google and ask for company representatives to comment on the idea of updating Google Glass to version Android 4.4 KitKat, but Google declined to comment on the situation.
Another member of the community of Google Glass, Sarah Price (Sarah Price), and subsequently published on the forum post containing the following statement: "The major changes take more time and can not occur with a frequency of once a month».
Google Glass Glasses and annexes: the use in real-life situations h5>
Google Play Music h6>
On the question of whether to stay in the world, something that can not be done using the Google Glass, soon there will be no positive response.
So believe in ReadWriteWeb, which stressed that the Google Play Music app will soon be available for Google Glass, turning the gadget into "the most futuristic music player in the world».
The publication decided to test the gadget, and found that, as in any other case, the device [running music application] focuses primarily on voice commands. However, when working with Google Play Music user should instead passphrase «OK Glass» pronounce words «listen to». After that, turn to Google Google Play Music libraries and try to find a group or artist, whose compositions are currently interested user.
According to representatives of RWW Hetmeyker Taylor (Taylor Hatmaker), smart glasses are recognized and fulfilled her request to listen «Tegan and Sara» [ «Tegan and Sara" - Canadian indie pop band named after the founding team, sisters Tegan and Sara Quin i> - approx. pens.] for a few seconds - at the same time she could stop playback, skip tracks or wind off the record back a simple touch of a finger.
Not bad - even for those who are not a fan of Tegan and Sara. There is only one problem: the battery charge. "I started to listen to music with a 40% battery level. After 10 minutes, the battery is discharged to 27%. 20 minutes listening to music, that is, after about 5 songs, the charge fell to 15% of critical. Not cool ».
driver assistance h5>
Motorists repeatedly gets into trouble on the road to the fault Google Glass. A lover of smart points even received a warning that it is not recommended to wear them while driving, but legal precedents related to driving in Google Glass at the moment yet.
The stumbling block of emerging discussions on this topic is that, unlike a smartphone using Google Glass driver's hands remain free.
But what if the application for the Google Glass save your life during a car ride? The new application called DriveSafe uses sensors intelligent points to determine not to distract you from driving. This means that if the driver falls asleep at the wheel and lost control of the road, the app will give him a signal.
Promoting the rule of law: the New York police are testing Google Glass h5>
Apparently, now Google Glass tested for the ability to use the NYPD. According report Venture Beat, New York City Police Department was interested smart glasses for possible use of urban the forces of law and order. VB representative spoke with an authorized representative of New York City Police Department: "We checked in, got a few copies of the Google Glass and now test them and try to understand if they can benefit in the work of law enforcement, in particular - Patrol».
At Google denied the version of the joint work of the company and the police department and said that law enforcement officials are likely to have acquired the smart glasses in the program Google Glass Explorer Edition. If this is true, then the Department would have to pay $ 1,500 for each pair of glasses.
Tests with a camera mounted in a policeman's helmet, and carried out previously in order to improve the behavior of law enforcement, so that from this point of view the use of Google Glass security forces can be considered as a positive innovation. On the other hand, critics, like Mike Bloomberg, argue that the data collected so smart glasses, can transform public order in a nightmare.
Virgin Atlantic adopts Google Glass h5>
In Virgin Atlantic confirmed that the company holds a six-week pilot testing spectacles Google Glass and other portable gadgets with the aim to find out how such devices can improve the quality of customer service.
Employees will wear Google Glass, to timely inform passengers of the latest data on their flights, and weather events in the destination, as well as to transfer data from any foreign language.
Balman Dave (Dave Bulman), CIO Virgin Atlantic, said: "The fact that now, more and more people can travel by plane - perfect. However, the availability of air travel has meant that traveling by plane, many passengers do not feel the special status of this mode of transport ».
«The fact that we were the first in the industry are testing Google Glass and other portable gadgets that can improve the user experience of working with us: we maintain a long tradition of innovation and innovation Virgin Atlantic, underlying the formation of a positive perception of the brand». Blockquote >
Google Glass in medical institutions h5>
One hospital in Boston started using Google Glass glasses along with the QR-codes to facilitate the registration of patients. Instead of entering data with a standard keyboard, which is equipped with a hospital bed, doctors can now use smart glasses to scan the QR-code of the patient and obtain all necessary information about the patient to display Google Glass.
Dr. John Heylemka (John Halamka), CIO Medical Center Beth Israel Deaconess wrote in his blog about the process of working with smart glasses. Here is what he says:
«When an employee of the clinic is included in the emergency department, (s) he looks at the barcode (QR-code) placed on the wall. Google Glass instantly recognizes the ward, and then from the database on the device shows information about the patient, which is contained in this ward. An employee may engage in dialogue with the patient, inspection and other procedures and at the same time to see the diagnosis, health status indicators, test results and other information about the patient ». Blockquote>
Gospitel uses the system for three months, and soon it will be available to all the doctors of the clinic. Google Glass - fun is not cheap, and there are differences in the health care system in the US and the UK - British clinics afford such can not yet.
More about Google Glass Development Kit (GDK) h4>
Wearable electronics firmly embedded in our lives.