Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) (NASDAQ:GOOG) used the feedback from the extended public test period to introduce few changes to the hardware and software of the Glass. The feedback the company got provided some valuable info regarding the expectations from the device and the company used the information for making the possible improvement to the product’s hardware and software before it makes the device available for the general public.
Features demanded by users
The new Glass has now become even better and comes with double the RAM of the previous version of the device. Now 2GB of RAM is offered by the headwear, which is a substantial change. The charge will also last longer by almost 15% as a result of the software enhancements made and a bigger battery.
“The extra RAM will allow for more Glassware [apps] to run in parallel and for each Glassware to start more quickly,” says Steve Lee, a Glass product manager. “You’ll notice the device generally feels a bit faster and more reliable.”
A voice-activated viewfinder has been added by the new software with the help of which framing photos will become easier for the users, which was much in demand by the users. The users can now assign the task of remembering the tracking packages and parking spots to the new app called Google Now cards, recently added by Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) (NASDAQ:GOOG).
Google Glass experience retained
Lee informed that devices updated with increased usage time and other software updates and refinements were shipped in March. Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) (NASDAQ:GOOG) makes OTA updates to the device on a regular basis that account hugely for the improvements in the device, according to Lee.
The Glass experience will not be changed by large as a result of the updates and therefore, it’s simply an indicator of the company’s efforts for making the device better by making the required modifications and small refinements based on the consumer feedback. The rather sad part of the news for the existing users is that they won’t get the opportunity to get the old ‘Glass’ swapped for the new improvised and updated ones.