Google Glass gets notifications, but only if you disable them on Android Wear
Google Glass users can finally view Android notifications as they arrive on their smartphone — but only if they’ll give them up on Android Wear. Notifications cannot be delivered to both devices simultaneously, so unfortunately for wearable junkies, it’s one or the other.
In addition to fixing a few bugs, the recent update to the MyGlass app for Android gives users the ability to see their Android notifications on their Google Glass device. If you use an Android Wear watch as well, however, you’ll have to disable notifications on that before you can enable them on your Glass.
Some users report that other features — including the ability to create notes, access Google Now cards, and use music playback controls — are also disabled. However, this is just a bug; other Android Wear features should continue to work even while notification syncing is disabled.
Google has already acknowledged this issue and says it is “looking into it,” but it warns, “this one is actually a bit complicated so it will probably take at least a few months.”
In an ideal world you would be able to see notifications as they come in on Google Glass, say, while you’re driving, and then dismiss the ones you don’t want on your Android Wear watch when you stop — without having to take out your smartphone. Unfortunately, for now, at least, that can’t happen.
- SourceKeith Myers
- ViaAndroid Community