Google Glass gets song search ,YouTube and Vignette photos in XE9 update
Its another one from Google! It is that time of the month again for Google Glass. What time is that? Update time! They promised updates every month and so far have been right on track with them, even though this time they’re a little late with XE9 arriving today.
Google today announced the latest monthly update (XE9) to its Glass project, adding new features for the lucky few that got the devices before their initial release next year.
Google’s just announced a massive update with tons of changes and features you won’t want to miss.
The new additions include vignettes (a photo plus whatever is currently on your display), YouTube videos in search results, and sound search.
The brand new update rolling out today introduced plenty of those most requested features. Things like audio and sound search, not to mention photo Vignetting since we can’t have those usual Instagram filters on glass.
Vignettes are arguably the most interesting part of this month’s update.
Glass users can now tap and select “Make vignette” after they take a picture to capture what exactly they were doing on the device in the moment the photo was taken.
New long press and swipes on the touchpad will allow for song searches and command such as, “OK Google Glass, what’s this song?” The Make Vignette feature is one many users have been asking for, and Google’s happy to finally provide it, among other things.
The other two changes are much more straightforward.
Sadly we don’t have full YouTube access, but Google’s added the option for YouTube video results in some of your search results. YouTube videos now show up in search results and sound search is a go. When you perform a search, some YouTube videos may be surfaced and you can watch them right there and there.
Minimal video results will be displayed, and the usual taps for pause/play will be available .You can tap to play and pause, swipe forward to fast forward, and backward to rewind.
As for sound search, when you hear a song you like and you want to know what it is, all you have to do is long press on the touchpad, swipe forward, and Glass will give you the title and artist. Alternatively, you can also long press on the touchpad and ask “What song is this?”
Lastly Google Apps accounts have been added, although it is still in a beta stage. Things like email and some services are working, but it’s still a work in progress. A quick wipe of the device after updating will let you use a Google Apps account. We can’t wait to see what they add next month with XE10, but for now enjoy the latest and greatest.
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