Google Glass Gains iPhone Compatibility With The Official Companion App

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Google Glass Gains iPhone Compatibility With The Official Companion App

In order to make Glass appeaing to a larger group of consumers, Google has released an official companion app for the iPhone. It is equipped with the same features as Android version and allows the users to setup their device, connect to a Wi-Fi network and install various Glassware apps such as turn-by-turn navigation, YouTube, stocks and many others. It can also synchronise data and screencast content from Glass to the phone. The only difference between the iOS and Android version of the app is exclusion of support for messaging.

Given the ever-growing popularity of Apple's smartphones and tablets, enhancing Glass with support for iOS is a smart move on Google's side. There is a good chance that a huge number of Glass owners have also an iPhone or iPad. And since we haven't seen Apple make any effort in the field of wearable computers yet, Google's smart shades may be an expedient investment of their time and money.

If you happen to own both Google Glass and an iPhone or iPad, be sure to download the new MyGlass app. It is available in the Apple AppStore for free.