Google Glass, the extensive futuristic accessory from Google, will soon allow iPhone users to access navigation and text messaging features, according to a new report by TechCrunch. Currently, the iPhone users are unable to get turn-by-turn directions through Glass but soon, the device will be able to work with any iPhone over Bluetooth or use any Wi-Fi connection to get online.
While Glass has a built-in compass, it doesn’t have its own GPS receiver and depends on the phone to provide it with location data. Also, Glass users need to have a tethering plan for their phones to connect the device to the internet. Since Glass is just another device that uses your phone’s personal hotspot feature, it shouldn’t depend on any application that runs on your phone.
“To use text messaging and navigation on Google Glass, users currently have to pair it with an Android phone and install the Glass companion app on their phones. This will change very soon, however, one of the Google representatives in its New York office told me when I picked up my own unit yesterday afternoon. Glass, the Google employee told me, will soon be able to handle these features independent of the device the user has paired it to”.
Do you plan on buying a Google Glass when it become iPhone compatible?