iPhone users with Google Glass will be able to access text and navigation features soon.
This facility was available to Android users only until now, but Google seems to have changed its decision. Sources reveal that specs of Google Glass will be compatible with almost all devices, which mean that Google Glass users will be able to access its features on any device they connect it to.
Presently, Google Glass can only receive text messages and turn-by-turn directions from Android phones, leading to the ineffectiveness of the device’s two very important specs for iPhone customers.
Google Glass depends on an active smartphone for establishing its data connection, binding to the device either by Wi-Fi hotspot or Bluetooth. Currently, the device is confined to accepting GPS data from Android devices only.
Practically, the device should face no obstruction in accepting text messages or GPS data via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth, not considering the phone the device is connected to. However, it seems that Google will be organizing an update through which the device will function smoothly regardless of the type of phone it is connected to, with an only necessity of the phone to possess a Wi-Fi or Bluetooth connection.
However, the launch of a consumer-version of Google Glass has not been confirmed yet. People who currently possess the device are developers who joined at last year’s Google I/O Conference, winners of #ifIhadglass Twitter contest that Google organized and some tech journalists.
Developers are currently focusing on expansion of the Google Glass application, which in combination with this update will tend to be quite beneficial. The device can attain flexibility by the time its consumer version is released. But there are no less admirers of this geeky Google device.