Announced on their Google Plus page, the Google Glass team has released a new Glass update that will let you access all of your phone contacts. Your top 20 contacts will soon be just a swipe away with this new firmware update as your entire list of phone contacts will be available to you in a simple format. The first 20 contacts available will be your starred or most recent, while the rest of your contacts you will have to swipe for. Before this update, the previous versions only let you access 10 contacts on glass. Now they have bumped up the contact limit to 20, letting you see more people which is awesome.
Getting access to more contacts from your phone is just the start. In addition to having your entire phone contacts displayed right before your eyes, the new update also lets you choose different forms of contacting the many people you know. According to the Google Plus post, “When you tap on one of your contacts, you can now switch between Hangouts, email or SMS – whichever strikes your fancy at that moment.” Switching between different contact methods were thrown in because explorers wanted another option that enabled them to choose how to message them — hence this newly added feature.
Overall, the new firmware update is simple, easy, and intuitive. For any Glass explorers out there, the update is merely around the corner. For all Android users out there, the contacts update will be in the next Glass update which should be out right now. For iOS users who are rocking a pair of Google Glass, they will have to get the latest MyGlass app which will be available in the next week or so. As you all know, Google Glass is still in beta which means there will be tons of newly added features. If you have been following us on news about Google Glass, you will already know that the perceived dorky pair of glasses from Google just gets better with each update. If you are excited about the new feature, you can go here to retrieve detailed directions on how to get started with the new feature. In the meantime, share your thoughts a with us about the latest firmware.