Google Glass gets software update that adds Google+ notifications & background sync rules


The lucky few who have the an early Google Glass owner Explorer Edition, have reported a software update. According to reports, Google last tonight pushed out a new update, XE5, that contains a number of bug fixes, optimizations, and other changes.Glass now displays incoming Google+ notifications for Hangouts, mentions, comments, and shares. You can even +1 and comment on posts through Glass.

Additionally, Google is also implementing a new rule on where and when Glass can upload data in the background. From now on, apps will only be able to do so while Glass is connected to both a power source and a local Wi-Fi network. This is done to save on battery life considering the poor battery life issue it faces.