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Google brings SMS notifications to iPhone with Google Glass update

Google on Monday announced an update for its Google Glass eyewear that will bring SMS notifications support to iPhone, and introducing a new and improved Calendar Glassware. Both the features will be rolling-out to Glass users ‘later this week.’ Making the announcement on the Google Glass Google+ page, the Mountain View giant said it will be increasing the frequency of updates now that it has upgraded Glass firmware to Android 4.4 KitKat.

A week after offering Glass to the masses in a one-day sale and bringing Android KitKat to its head-mounted gadget, Google on Monday announced the imminent arrival of another software update, bringing with it new functionality for its growing army of Explorers to get their teeth into. The first of the two new features, set to land later this week, allows iPhone users to receive notifications of incoming text messages, a feature which owners of Android handsets have been able to make use of for some time. To enable the feature, Explorers just need to jump into their iPhone’s Bluetooth settings and hit “show notifications” for their paired Glass. Once that’s done, all incoming messages will appear as notifications on the high-tech specs. Google adds, however, that “due to some limitations with iOS,” iPhone-owning Glass users will be unable to reply to messages directly from the wearable computing device.

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