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Google Glass adds iPhone SMS support and a Calendar app

Updates will arrive later this week
Tue Apr 22 2014, 12:16
Google Glass is now available for prescription lens wearers

GOOGLE HAS ANNOUNCED that iPhone users who own Google Glass can now read their text messages using the eyewear.

While we're not sure that there are many people who own both an iPhone and Google Glass, there is good news for those who do. In a Google+ post on Monday, Google announced that it has added iPhone SMS support to its augmented reality spectacles, a feature already available for Android device users.

"iOS fans, by popular demand you can now get texts from your friends on Glass," Google said. "Get started by going to your iPhone's Bluetooth settings and turning on 'Show Notifications' for your paired Glass. When you receive a new text message, it will appear as a notification on Glass."

However, iPhone users won't get all the features offered to Android smartphone owners. Google added, "Keep in mind that you won't be able to reply from Glass due to some limitations with iOS. (Android fans, don't feel left out - you've got SMS on Glass already.)"

Along with iPhone SMS support, Google has added a Calendar Glassware app, which allows users to view their appointments, modify times, dates and locations, all from the corner of their eye.

"On the Glassware tab in MyGlass, you'll see a new Calendar Glassware. Turn it on to see your agenda to the left of the home screen," Google said. "Tap a calendar card from your timeline and you can change the title, time, location, and RSVP as well as delete the event or dismiss it from your timeline."

This Glass update comes just a week after Google released Android 4.4 Kitkat to the spectacles,, which pulled video calling from the device while adding battery life and performance improvements. It also arrives days after the spectacles went on general sale in the US for 24 hours, with the white version of Google Glass selling out within hours.

iPhone SMS support and Calendar Glassware will arrive on Glass later this week, Google said. µ


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