Google Glass evolves, now with XE12 wink-and-shoot photography

Welcome to the new era of photography. Forget about pressing a button or tapping a screen in order to capture every precious moment or event in an instant. Internet giant Google is now offering its latest eyewear product in the form of Google Glass, which is lately engrained with an innovative wink-and-shoot photography scheme that functions even the display is off. The new update is dubbed as version XE12.

The recently added feature to Google Glass would allow users to take photos with just a wink of an eye, making photography even simpler yet quicker than before.

Other new improvements made to Google Glass would include the uploading and sharing capacity of the device, in which users will now be able to upload and share videos on YouTube. A screen lock feature is also added.

Better than voice-activated feature

According to the California-based company, the new “wink-of-the-eye” feature of Google Glass is way faster than the existing voice-activated snaps and soon will be used in many ways.

One of Google’s official blogposts, regarding the latest progress said:

“Imagine a day where you’re riding in the back of a cab and you just wink at the meter to pay. You wink at a pair of shoes in a shop window and your size is shipped to your door. You wink at a cookbook recipe and the instructions appear right in front of you – hands-free, no mess, no fuss.”

Google apparently wants to take the lead not only in the smartphone and mobile computing business, but also in the wearable technology market. Despite all privacy concerns that have emerged since the launch of Google Glass, the company is still determined to move forward.


While the new winking system update to Google Glass pleases a number of technology enthusiasts, it also raised up arguments on privacy to become impossible if such a wearable gadget be used far and wide.

Promising market

Technology firms are now becoming keen on venturing into something new and they perceive that the wearable market is a key growth area. Simply because the wearable technology market is showing a consistent progressive trend lately.

Experts from Juniper Research and analysts at Credit Suisse even foresee the wearable technology market to grow from $1.4 billion this year to $50 billion utmost in the year 2018. Indeed, it is a promising zone for big time business ventures like Google.