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Improve the Hardware Speaker on Google Glass

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Google Glass is one of those ridiculously expensive toys that every practically grown-up gadget lover wants pretty badly. Glass is like gadget enthusiast jewelry that has to be worn to Android-related event. But for all of its positives, there are some problems inherent to its implementation.

People with larger heads might have a problem with Google Glass’s audio quality. Due to a poorly positioned speaker, this can then lead to loads of frustration. Our favorite hardware hacker, XDA Recognized Developer AdamOutler, did what he always does with his tools and prepared a handy solution that makes the speaker sound better for those with slightly larger heads. The process is very simple and not that exp. . . READ ON »

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Device Review: Epson Moverio BT-200 Smart Glasses

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Over the last few years, the world of wearables has truly gone from fantasy to reality. With the advent of devices like Google Glass, Android Wear, and the bevy of available fitness trackers, the mainstream is becoming more aware and interested in wearables.

Epson took note of this trend as far back as 2011, when they released the Moverio BT-100 smart glasses, but unfortunately, it wasn’t a hit. In many ways you might say it was before its time.

Well as of this year, Epson has taken another crack at the wearable market by introducing their next generation of Moverio glasses, the BT-200. I’ve had my hands on these for a couple of months now, and, well, it’s a bit of a mixed bag.. . . READ ON »

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Droid X Receives KitKat Port, Upcoming Google Glass Firmware Improvements – XDA Developer TV

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Android 4.4.3 lands on the European HTC One M7! That and much more news is covered by Jordan when he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week’s news is the announcement of a Google Glass firmware update and be sure the check out the article talking about XDA members porting KitKat to the Motorola Droid X! That’s not all that’s covered in today’s video!

Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on XDA Developer TV. XDA Developer TV Producer TK released an Xposed Tuesday video for Kids Mode. Then TK reviewed the Samsung Gear Live Smartwatch. And later TK gave us a an Android App Review of Androignito. Pull up a chair and check out this video.. . . READ ON »

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Google Glass XE20.1 Update Brings Improved Contacts, Head Nudge, New Cards and Commands

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Google Glass XE20.1Ever since Google unveiled Android Wear earlier this year, the first Android Wear-powered smartwatches have been practically all that people are talking about when it comes to wearables. Android Wear, however, is obviously not Google’s first stab at the wearables market. Launched last year in limited release form, Google Glass has taken somewhat of a backseat in the public’s eye. Luckily, this doesn’t mean that Google’s slowing down in bringing innovative and new features to the platform.

Earlier today, Google announced the release of the Google Glass XE20.1 update. Building atop the previous XE19.1 release, today’s update brings many new features. Most notably, . . . READ ON »

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Google Nexus 5 Updated to 4.4.4_R2 in NZ, AUS, India; Glass Gets XE19.1

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Earlier today, Google issued updates to two current generation reference devices, the Google Nexus 5 and Google Glass. The former received an incredibly minor update to Android 4.4.4_r2 (KTU84Q), while the latter was shown to a rather significant update XE19.1 (up from last month’s rather significant XE 18.3 update).

First up, we have the Nexus 5 update. Today’s update takes users from Android 4.4.4 (KTU84P) to Android 4.4.4_r2 (KTU84Q). However, this build isn’t making its way out to all devices. Rather, this build is only heading out to consumer devices in three markets: New Zealanders on 2Degrees, Aussies on Telsta, and those living in India. Because of this and the OTA’. . . READ ON »

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[OTA, Factory Images] Google Glass XE18.1 to Bring Glass to Smartphone Photo Sharing, New Cards

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Just one week ago, Google Glass was given a substantial update to firmware XE17.3. For those who don’t remember, this update brought an experimental “Notification Glance” feature, which made it significantly more convenient to access incoming notifications when the screen is off. Now, more goodies have arrived for Google Glass explorers, thanks to the upcoming XE18.1 firmware.

Earlier today, the Google Glass team announced that an upcoming Google Glass update (XE18.1) would bring improved photo sharing capabilities and a few new cards. For starters, this new update is set to bring automatic photo sharing from Glass to your Android device through an upcoming update t. . . READ ON »

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Unreleased Google Glass XE17.3 Factory Image, OTA, and Pre-Rooted Boot Image Now Available

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Two weeks ago today, Google Glass users were greeted with a bugfix update to XE17.2 that brought much better low power handling when extremely low on juice. This followed up on the XE17.1 update, which brought much better integration with Google Maps on Android, so long as the recently updated MyGlass 3.0.0 app was used. Now, another Glass update has been discovered in our forums.

Today’s update comes in at firmware version XE17.3. And despite the lack of release notes or a formal announcement, it has been captured and shared with the community right here in our Google Glass forums. Naturally, it’s hard to identify the changes without a formal changelog or release notes, bu. . . READ ON »

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Google Glass XE17.2 Factory Image and Rooted Boot Image Now Available

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We recently talked about the Google Glass XE17.1 update. For those in need of a little refresher, XE17.1 brought quite a few goodies such as the ability to share places from Google Maps on Android directly with Google Glass using the MyGlass 3.0.0 app.

Now just five days later, Glass has been updated yet again—this time, to XE17.2. Google first announced XE17.2 earlier today, citing that this release would bring various bug fixes. This includes better low power handling when extremely low on juice. In instances like this, rather than simply not turning on, Glass will display the icon in the screenshot to your right.

Naturally, this update will start rolling out to Glass Explorer Edition devi. . . READ ON »

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Nexus 6 and 8 Names in Chromium Code Review, XDA:Devcon 14 in the United Kingdom, Google Glass US Sales Open! – XDA Developer TV

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Android KitKat for the Droid Razr HD and Razr M has been released! That and much more news is covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week’s news is the announcement that Google Glass is now available to the public  and that KitKat finally arrives on the Verizon Galaxy Note 3! That’s not all that’s covered in today’s video!

Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on XDA Developer TV. XDA Developer TV Producer TK released an Xposed Tuesday video for RAM Usage & Play Store Link. Then, TK showed us how to root the Oppo Find 7a. Finally, TK gave us a an Android App Review of Sky Weather. Pull up a chair and check ou. . . READ ON »

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