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Google Glass (Update): Android's 4.4 KitKat Operating System in Works to Come to Connected Eyewear

Mar 03, 2014 11:49 AM EST | By Staff Reporter
Google Plus, Android, 4.4 KitKat

Something big and better in the works has resulted in a delay in Google's connected eyewear product CNET reported Monday.

Google is busy modifying a version of Android's ice cream sandwich 4.4 KitKat operating system for use on the new technology.

"The pace isn't changing and we're still committed to regular updates for Glass - even if they're not monthly anymore, because bigger updates just take more time," Teresa Zazenski said in a Google Glass Explorer posting CNET reported. "In fact, we're working to move Glass from Ice Cream Sandwich to Kit Kat to make the Glass experience smoother and just plain better. This change will make it easier for us to bring you more useful updates and it's something we're really excited about. Developers, we know you're gonna be excited, too. But it's also something that we don't want to send to you all until it's just right," Zazenski said in the post CNET reported.

Google Glass already has many capabilities from game playing to listening to music.

Users can play tennis, a balance game which tests their ability to keep books on their head, clay shooter similar to the infamous duck hunt game, Match which evaluates how well one pairs patches with similar patterns, and Shape Splitter where shapes are broken up information on the blog said.

Google Glass music capabilities allows users to look for songs, review playlists, and hear music files in good quality sound with the device on their head.

Google users can also send friend requests to three of their close acquaintances, and listen to music.

Introduction into optometry offices is also a possibility Tech Crunch reported. This would be done through VSP or Vision Service Plans which gives Google employees health care benefits for their eyes.

Google launched its own version of headphones specifically made for the connected eyewear at $85 in December CNET reported at the time. The news is also the company's latest development for the product since it announced it is constantly working to improve it for consumers.

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