Google Glass makes an unexpected comeback with an augmented reality handset’s app update

June 30, 2017, 2:11 p.m. By: Pranjal Kumar

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Google has surprised all the users by releasing an update for Google Glass’s companion app. This is the first update in more than 3 years. Google’s smart glass revolve around a small screen that sits in the corner of wearer’s field of vision. It enables the users to read messages, make video calls or take photos.

This update came as a surprise to all the users as Google withdrew its smart glass from the sale back in 2015. The glass cost more than 1,000 euros at that time. The main reason for stopping the sale was that it failed to catch the attention of most of the users.

MyGlass companion app that allowed the users to pair their smartphone with the headset has been received its first update since 2014. The new update will add the Bluetooth connectivity support to the device. This will allow the users to pair their headset with the various Bluetooth input device like Keyboard.

The headset was initially sold as the part of “Open Beta” which was the explorer program that Google said was the part of testing the device concept. Google closed the program in 2015 saying that the Glass has graduated from the company’s X Lab (a place where concept products are tested) and will be tested internally. They also said that this glass is built for the future.

There were rumors about the new version of headset but Google has decided to go for updating the previous version rather than new one. Since 2015, the VR headsets have gained the popularity among the users. The headsets like HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, and PlayStation VR offers VR feature with a low-price tag.

So, the obvious question is that how Google is planning to bring back it’s smart glass. Well, it seems like we will have to wait to see what Google does with its smart glass.

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