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Google Glass will keep working on iOS as companion app updated w/ 64-bit support for iOS 11

Google Glass has seen a number of developments in recent weeks with the most significant being a wider launch of the Enterprise Edition. Meanwhile, the Explorer Editions and the Android companion app received their first updates in nearly three years. Over the weekend, Google has gone ahead and updated the iOS version of MyGlass with 64-bit support.

The last update before Saturday’s was nearly three nearly three years ago on September 17, 2014. Release notes for version 0.8.7 released on August 19, 2017 only cite “Bug fixes.” However, several in the Glass community (ha) noticed that Google added support for iOS 11’s 64-bit requirement.

MyGlass was previously a 32-bit application that would not open on the upcoming version of Apple’s mobile OS. Unfortunately, that appears to be the only significant addition to the app.

The update to the Android companion app preceded the original Google Glass Explorer Editions receiving their first firmware update in almost three years. XE23 brought the standard “Bug Fixes and performance improvements,” as well as support for Bluetooth peripherals.

While most consumers no longer use Glass, Google and specifically Alphabet’s X division widely released the wearables to enterprise customers in June. It is even possible to buy the new, upgraded units through a third-party company.

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