Frederic Lardinois of TechCrunch picked up his Glass from the NY Google office yesterday and was told an interesting bit of information.
Glass 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 features like Turn by Turn navigation that currently is not available to iPhone Glass users could reside on Glass and just use the Bluetooth connection to the iPhone for data. Being able to have the full feature set of SMS and Navigation regardless of the smartphone device would be a big win for Glass. If Glass can truly be platform agnostic and just use the smartphone for a data connection when away from WiFi, coupled with a price point that is reasonable, this would definitely broaden the appeal.
The glass isn’t about selling Android phones; it is about a fully capable, wearable technology built around Google services. Getting around the limitations of the iPhone or Blackberry would seem to align with this philosophy. At this point, it is just conversation had during a pickup up Glass, but we will be sure to keep you up to date as Glass continues to roll-out features and capabilities.