October 21, 2014

Glass XE18.3 is now available, new features in tow

glass view finder

Google Glass sees another OTA update land which brings a couple of improvements for all the explorers out there. The first is a simplified paring process which now has a “walk-through” guide to help make this task a little less complicated, the second is a user-recoverable mode that allows you to reset Glass using a series of button presses on the device its self.

The update was posted on the Google Glass support page with these full details:

“Simplified pairing

Follow us! Glass now walks you through the process of connecting to your phone via Bluetooth. Simply tap the Bluetooth card, select Android or iPhone, and follow the new step-by-step instructions. See? Quick and easy.

Recovery Mode

If Glass—perish the thought—crashes or gets stuck on the boot screen, you can now access the Recovery Mode. Simply turn off Glass, hold the camera button, then press the power button once. Continue to hold the camera button for about 10 seconds and Glass will go into Recovery Mode. With the camera button, you can navigate and select different debugging options, including one to reset your device into a good state. Learn more about Recovery mode

Another really nice feature that has sneaked in with this update is the addition of a view-finder that will let you see what the camera on Glass is seeing, this is pretty cool as you can now line up any video or camera shots to make sure you get the perfect pic.