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Update rolling out to Google Glass with more voice commands, web browsing


Via the official Project Glass page on Google+, Google has announced a major software update coming soon to Glass. The update includes things such as more voice commands, improved web browsing, new ways to connect with family and friends, and more.

First off, a host of new voice commands will be available with this update. If you get a text, you can now ask Glass to read it to you by saying  “ok glass, read aloud” or if someone calls you, simply say “ok glass, answer call.” Finally, you can now share pictures right away by saying “ok glass, share with [name].”

Also new is the ability to share information with more friends. With the update, you now have to capability of sending messages to all of your Gmail contacts. Simply swipe through the list to find someone to message, then tap to send.

Last but not least, you now have the ability to view full webpages after searching for something. Simply tap “view website” to have the full webpage load. Once on the page, there are a variety of ways to navigate it.

  • Scroll – Slide your finger forward on the touchpad to scroll down.
  • Zoom – Slide two fingers forward or backward to zoom.
  • Look around – With two fingers down on the touchpad, move your head around to pan.
  • Click – As you look around, you can tap to select anything in the center of the screen.

Google says the update will be rolling out automatically over the next couple of days.

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