With the KitKat software available for a number of devices, new reports now claim that Google Glass will also get the latest Android update.
Google Glass received the XE12 update last December, which introduces new glassware for Hangouts and enables wink gestures. Since then the Glass Explorers have been eagerly waiting for the release of XE14, which was expected in February.
Glass Guide, Teresa Zazenski, in a posting to the Glass Community forum, announced that the XE14 update has not been released. There is not much information as to why the update is not out yet with a note, "and what we had planned for February just isn't ready for primetime yet."
Besides, Teresa mentioned that the team is working to move Glass from Ice Cream Sandwich to Android KitKat. The update is expected to make the Glass experience smoother and better.
The KitKta update for Google Glass is expected to add Project Butter and Project Svelte, lowering the demands on the system and battery life while improving framerates and performance, notes Android Police. It will also integrate Bluetooth Low Energy, OpenGL ES 3.0, better security and a richer API.
Teresa also noted that the Glass team is still committed to regular updates, which will not be monthly anymore. The developers will have to wait for a while until the next update is ready.
There is no information as to when the Android KitKat update will be released for Google Glass.
Meanwhile there is an update for the Glass Explorers. As the Google Glass G+ account states Glass Explorer can now share their pictures and videos with Google+ communities. Below is the note Teresa Zazenski posted to the Glass Community forum.