To use text messaging and navigation on Google Glass, users currently have to pair it with an Android phone and install the Glass companion app on their phones. This will change very soon, however, one of the Google representatives in its New York office told me when I picked up my own unit yesterday afternoon. Glass, the Google employee told me, will soon be able to handle these features independent of the device the user has paired it to (and maybe even independent of the Glass companion app).
This means iPhone users will be able to use Glass with their device and keep functionality for texts and navigation. It’s interesting to see that Google continues this platform-agnostic approach. The additional functionality made clear today will be a key selling point for Google, as they look to make Google Glass’ reach as wide as possible.