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Google Glass Gets Easier Access To Calendar Info And Directions To Home And Work, Kills Long Press

on November 8, 2013


As Google gears up to expand its Glass Explorer program, it also continues its regular pace of Glass software updates. This month’s update (X11) isn’t all that big, however, and only introduces two features — a new setup tutorial and an easier way for Android users to start a screencast from Glass.

One feature that’s gone, however, is the long press on the touchpad that used to take you directly to Google Search without the need to use the “ok glass, google …” command. As the Glass team notes, “it turns out that a lot of people long pressing the touchpad to activate a Google search were doing so by mistake.” So to avoid that, the X11 update turned this feature off.

As for the new features, starting today, Glass users will be able to get directions to home and work by simply using a command like “ok glass…

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