Google Glass with its Android underpinning seems squarely rooted in that camp of mobile users, but Google knows if it wants its high-tech headwear to go mainstream it will need a broader scope.
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MyGlass app launches for iPhone-toting Google Glass owners [Update: already pulled]

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Update: The MyGlass app was pulled from the Apple App Store almost as quickly as it appeared. There is no specific reason given, but it most likely is due to the app requiring a software update for Google Glass (version XE12) that has not yet become available. Other speculation hinges on the app taking advantage of Bluetooth data tethering even for users without the necessary service plan. We’ll keep our ear to ground in case things change or an official statement is made. The original story follows.

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Google Glass with its Android underpinning seems squarely rooted in that camp of mobile users, but Google knows if it wants its high-tech headwear to go mainstream it will need a broader scope. Enter the MyGlass app for iPhone, which enables users of Apple’s mobile platform to engage with Glass directly from their smartphone.

Identical in function to its Android equivalent, MyGlass will guide Glass wearers through the setup process, make it easy to connect to WiFi, and install apps known as Glassware. The app can also be used to mirror the Glass headset’s display on a smartphone.

Google Glass is currently limited to those receiving invites to the Glass Explorers program, though Google has been steadily expanding its numbers in recent months. Still, in order to ride the wave of the future, interested buyers will need to drop $1,500 on a piece of kit that isn’t quite fully baked. It will be interesting to see where Google takes the concept, but for now it is little more than an expensive tech demo.

[via iTunes]

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