Google looks to be pretty serious about making improvements to the Glass all the time. Recently Google made the Glass look modern and cheesy by working on the Glass shades and frames. And now its time for an upgrade that improves the performance of the Glass.
The upgraded Glass has 2GB of RAM and a bigger battery that could yield 20% more life than before between charges and also a 10% faster voice search. With 2GB RAM, which is 1GB extra than the previous model, applications will run faster, apparently.
As to the battery upgrade, it was done a lot before. But without the proper software update that was released out now, the 20% extra was not achievable earlier.
With this memory and battery upgrade, Google has also made improvements to Now. Google Now now has two new cards – one will help you find where you parked your car and the other will help you track your shipped packages.
In addition, the latest upgraded software has a viewfinder interface helping you with taking better photos. You have to say “OK Glass, show the viewfinder” in order to make the viewfinder appear when you take photographs.
The new software upgrade will be rolled out to anyone who is using the Glass right now. However the hardware update will not be available to existing Glass users free of charge. As they did last time, current users cannot simply send their Glasses to Google to get an upgraded/faster version. Google has shut that door this time, and this is somewhat disappointing to the current Glass users.
According to Google, all the new Glass units that will be shipped will have the upgraded hardware and software. And these improvements are made from the feedback from users as Google says!
With I/O 2014 just around the corner, Google has taken a small step towards improving its Glass.
3 thoughts on “Upgraded Google Glass comes with more memory and bigger battery”
I’m actually very excited about the Google Now! However, I can see that Google is still continually working on greater improvements. I’m thinking of waiting out a bit for later versions. But I really want to get my hands on one now! What do you think, Jane? Is it wiser to wait or get one now?
I think you could wait a bit Alex, since the upgrades are not free for existing users!
Thanks for sharing this! For me, I think this upgrade come just on time. And of course, I can’t wait to see if they are going to be available in my country.