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Google Glass APK reveals nifty future features

Hidden in a Google Glass APK, Android Police has discovered a raft of voice commands that may be implemented in the future.

Hidden in a Google Glass APK, Android Police has discovered a raft of voice commands that may be implemented in the future.

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The latest software update (XE10) for Google Glass landed last week for anyone lucky enough to have gotten their hands on the device, bringing transit directions, links in notifications and profile pictures in messages.

That's pretty neat and all, but under the hood is where the best stuff is. Android Police had a poke around XE10's code and found a bunch of features that haven't been implemented yet.

The features fall under the GlassVoice APK — the software that handles the "OK Glass" voice commands that allow you to use Google Glass by telling it what to do. The list is pretty interesting:

  • Add a calendar event

  • Call me a car

  • Capture a panorama

  • Check me in

  • Create a 3D model

  • Find a recipe

  • Learn a song

  • Play a game

  • Play music

  • Record a recipe

  • Remind me to...

  • Show a compass

  • Start a bike ride

  • Start a round of golf

  • Start a run

  • Start a stopwatch

  • Start a timer

  • Translate this

  • Tune an instrument

Some seem pretty straighforward, such as "Play music", "Capture a panorama" or "Add a calendar event", but we were particularly intrigued by "Tune an instrument" and "Create a 3D model" — the first because it means not having to wonder where we might have left a tuning fork and the latter because it could imply that Glass may have the ability to build a 3D model of a real-world object by walking around and scanning it with the glasses. Maybe.

Also tucked away inside the eye-control folder, called Gaze, was a new command called "double blink". Eye control has yet to be implemented too, but features such as "wink for photo" sound particularly promising.

Head over to Android Police for the full teardown.