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Google rolling out XE 17.1 update to Glass, updated MyGlass Android app on the way


Google today has announced an update to both Glass, as well as its companion MyGlass app on Android. The update coming to Glass itself bumps the device to version XE 17.1, following the release of XE 16 and subsequent minor update last month (via Google Glass Fans).

XE 17.1 appears to be a rather minor update, but still includes some pretty critical fixes for Glass users. Most notably, the update has reportedly considerably improved general performance with the device. The speed of snapping photos has greatly been improved, as has the responsiveness of the TouchPad. The update also reintroduces the ability to share from places from your Android device with Google Maps to Glass.

The update to MyGlass on Android also appears to be minor, with the most notable changes including the ability use MyGlass to enter Wi-Fi passwords and some interface tweaks.

The XE 17.1 update is supposedly rolling out to Glass users now and will continue to do so for the next several days. The MyGlass update should begin to roll out at any time, as well.

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