Google is gearing up Google Glass for its biggest and most significant update to Android 4.4 KitKat, new report has claimed. The company has ditched the previous monthly update schedule to focus on bigger updates with major software improvements.
Google Glass received the XE12 update last December that introduced wink gestures and new glassware for Hangouts. Since then the Explorers have been eagerly waiting for the release of XE14 that was expected in February this year.
Glass Guide, Teresa Zazenski, explained in a posting to the Glass Community forum, that the company is still working on the update stating “what we had planned for February just isn’t ready for primetime yet. So… we’ve decided to hold off for now.”
According to the Glass Almanac report, this bigger upgrade will bring the latest version of Android – KitKat to the company’s wearable, which may be the reason for the missed deadline of the February’s monthly update.
“The pace isn’t changing and we’re still committed to regular update for Glass– even if they’re not monthly anymore, because bigger updates just take more time,” wrote Zazenski.
“In fact, we’re working to move Glass from Ice Cream Sandwich to Kit Kat to make the Glass experience smoother and just plain better. This change will make it easier for us to bring you more useful updates and it’s something we’re really excited about. Developers, we know you’re gonna be excited, too.”
Zazenski made it clear that the company won’t roll out the new update “until it’s just right.”
Google, however, hasn’t revealed what the next update will entail, and when the update will be available.