Google announced today that its latest update to Glass (XE10) includes a few new features with the most notable being the addition of Transit directions. Now, Google Glass users paired to Android device will be able to see public transit directions in addition to other related information, like when to change trains for example, on their Glass display:
We have loads of great updates every month, but there’s one we’re particularly jazz hands about — Transit. Explorers who have paired Glass to their Android phones will now have the option to see public transit directions when navigating on Glass. When you get directions and select transit, you’ll be able to see all sorts of helpful info, like where to change trains, how far you have to walk to the bus stop and how long it should take to reach your final destination.
Google has also added the “ability to tap to select links in notifications.”
The update was originally rumored to introduce the ability to download third-party apps but as of yet Google has not released any official details on when that functionality will be available. Earlier this month the company announced that it would indeed begin accepting submissions for Glassware from third-party devs and introduced a number of initial partners including SportsYapper, Fancy, Mashable, KitchMe and Thuuz.
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