Google Glass Will Soon Support The iPhone For Navigation and Texting

Posted May 3, 2013

Google Glass, the wearable computer device with a head-mounted display, will soon support texting and navigation through the Apple iPhone. Currently, Google Glass is limited to Android phones with a Google Glass companion application.

A Google Glass representative at Google’s New York office informed TechCrunch writer Frederic Lardinois about the upcoming changes when he was picking up a Google Glass Explorer Edition device of his own yesterday. The Google employee said that Google Glass will soon be able to handle texting and navigation independent of the type of device that the user owns whether it is Android or iOS.

The Explorer Edition of Google Glass does not have a built-in GPS receiver or mobile radio. Since it has a compass built-in, the navigation feature in Google Glass relies on a pair device for GPS signals. This way it can get your location based on the WiFi access point that you connect to.