Google Glass Gets Apple-Friendly

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In a move that will expand the user base of Google’s (NASDAQ:GOOG) Google Glass product, the Mountain View-based technology company has announced that it will soon make its glasses more compatible with Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) mobile devices. Frederic Lardinois at TechCrunch wrote that an unnamed Google employee revealed the upcoming modification when he was picking up his own pair from the company’s New York office.

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Although Google Glass will already connect with your iPhone, its navigation and text messaging functions are currently incompatible with Apple’s devices. This is because those functions require an Android-powered smartphone with the necessary app installed.

Although many people assume that Google Glass is capable of independently connecting to the Internet, it actually requires a connection through a secondary device. Due to the obvious portability advantages that Google Glass affords users, this secondary device would likely be a smartphone in most scenarios. Fortunately, Google Glass already connects to the Internet through any device via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi, including iPhones.

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