Google pushed its first upgrade to the Glass after making it publicly available. Glass that was publicly released back this year sported 1GB RAM, but to improve the performance Google has upgraded the RAM to 2GB in the new version of Glass.
In addition to this, the new Glass will run 15 percent longer between charges and will also let users to quickly access Camera and take shots. Surprisingly, Google is pushing this upgraded version for the same price as the original Glassware, angering early members of its Glass Explorer Program stuck with the older model.
The old Glass owners who recently made their purchase are demanding the upgraded version for free on the Google Plus page where the announcement was made. Some users are also willing to pay a small fee for an upgrade.
“Google does not plan upgrading the existing users’”, said Google representative in a comment. “Throughout our open beta program, you can expect to see us make changes here and there. We won’t be swapping devices, but you’ll continue to see improvements with our software updates”.
On Tuesday, Google announced 12 new updates to Glassware. These updates include new apps such as Runtastic (fitness-training app), The Guardian (news-app), Shazam (music-identifying app), and three travel apps OpenTable, TripIt, and Foursquare.
Google made Glassware available for UK this week, which is now the first country outside US to officially sell Google Glass. It costs £1,000 ($1,700).
Stuart Miles, the founder of technology website Pocket-lint tells Daily Mail, “It’s good news for UK customers keen to play with the Glass without having to jump through the numerous hoops to import it from America. Whether it will be enough to convince Brits to embrace the wearable tech, however, is yet to be seen.”
Glass will get into limelight at the Google I/O conference. Let’s wait until Google officially unveils something.