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Google Glass XE5 Software Update Rolling Out Now

by Todd Haselton | May 8, 2013May 8, 2013 10:30 am PST


Google Glass is now receiving an over-the-air update called XE5 that fixes a number of known issues. Anyone who purchased the Explorer Edition of Google Glass should receive a notification to install the update, and you’ll need to make sure your device is plugged in first.

Here’s the changelog according to Phandroid:

  • Change to sync policy: require power + Wi-Fi for background uploads
  • Crash reporting
  • Incoming G+ notifications (direct shares, comments, +mentions), including ability to comment and +1
  • Incoming Hangout notifications
  • Transcription of queries & messages is now wicked-fast
  • Long-press to search from anywhere in the UI (no longer just from off)
  • International number dialing + SMS
  • Hop animation on disallowed swipes in the UI
  • New On-Head Detection calibration flow
  • Show device Serial Number on Device Info card
  • More reliable estimation of battery charge remaining
  • New recipient-list mosaic

We wonder if customers who have not yet received Glass will have the XE5 software update installed before delivery.


Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...