Google Glass not fully compatible with iOS

Google began shipping Google Glass a few days ago, and many developers have received their units, spurring anticipation on we'll see from these devs. However, it's been discovered that the magical pair of glasses aren't fully compatible with iOS quite yet. Only Android users can experience the full spectrum of functionality.

It's noted on a Google Glass support page that the pair of glasses must be connected to an Android device running the MyGlass app in order to send text messages and use GPS. This means that iOS users will be out of luck when it comes to these two features, and there are possibly even more features that may not be supported in iOS.

Google Glasses also requires a handset that runs Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich or higher. Granted, most newer Android devices come with Jelly Bean, and even some older devices are being updated to the newer platform, but for those still rocking an even older handset, you may be out of luck when it comes to getting everything out of Google Glass.

Other features that work on Google Glass, such as making phone calls, video chatting, and composing Google searches will still work with iOS, but GPS functionality and text messaging will be a no go on Apple's platform for at least the foreseeable future. It's always possible that Google will release the MyGlass app for iOS, but it doesn't look like it'll arrive anytime soon.

[via LA Times]