Will Verduzco · May 6, 2014 at 04:30 pm

Google Glass XE17 Firmware Trickling out to Glass Explorers

A little under a month ago, Google Glass received a rather healthy update to firmware version revision XE16. For those who don’t recall, XE16 brought all the latest KitKat goods, as well as several new features such as Photo Bundles, photos in hangouts, voice commands sorting, and more. A little while later, the factory images for this update were released, and a pre-rooted bootloader was made available. Now, XE17 has just been released, and it’s trickling out current Glass explorers.

Unlike the previous XE16 update, today’s XE17 build doesn’t bring anything in the way of brand new features, making its version number a peculiar choice for Google. That said, XE17 is still a significant upgrade, as it “XE17 fixes some bugs that caused Glass to unexpectedly restart.”  And according to the XE17 release notes, “Even more improvements are coming soon.”

The update is currently making its way to consumer Google Glass Explorer Edition devices by way of a staged OTA rollout. Unfortunately, the update has not yet been pulled and mirrored. That said, when it is available, it will be posted to XDA Recognized Contributor TheManii‘s stock firmware repository.

You can learn more about the update by visiting the XE17 Update Page of the Google Glass Release Notes Site and heading over to our Google Glass forum right here on XDA.


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willverduzco is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. Will Verduzco is the Portal Administrator for the XDA-Developers Portal. He has been addicted to mobile technology since the HTC Wizard. But starting with the Nexus One, his gadget love affair shifted to Google's little green robot. He is also a Johns Hopkins University graduate in neuroscience and is now currently studying to become a physician. View willverduzco's posts and articles here.
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