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Google Glass KitKat update adds new features, drops video call support

The KitKat update brings the controversial smart glasses to the latest version of Android and adds a slew of new features.

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Google Glass is getting a big software update to coincide with its one-day sale in the U.S. on April 15th, including a jump to the newest version of Android.

The update adds a new feature called Photo Bundles, which groups photos, videos and vignettes in bundles to make it easier and quicker to scroll through them. Also included in the update is the ability to share photos in Hangouts conversations, send feedback by device info card in Settings, and faster access to common voice commands through sorting of commands by frequency and recency. Glass should also be faster and achieve better battery life after the update, thanks to under-the-hood improvements in Android 4.4 KitKat.

Video calls are getting the boot in the KitKat update, as Google apparently didn’t think the feature was up to snuff and was being used by fewer than 10 percent of users, though it’s expected to return once the necessary improvements are made. According to Google, there are a few other features included in the update, but the full list of changes and improvements hasn’t been made available just yet.

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Abhijeet Mishra
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