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Official Google Glass Music App Released



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    Attendees wear Google Glass while posing for a group photo during the Google I/O developer conference on May 17, 2013 in San Francisco, California. Eight members of the Congressional Bi-Partisan Privacy Caucus sent a letter to Google co-founder and CEO Larry Page seeking answers to privacy questions and concerns surrounding Google's photo and video-equipped glasses called "Google Glass". The panel wants to know if the high tech eyeware could infringe on the privacy of Americans. Google has been asked to respond to a series of questions by June 14. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

    Google Glass engineer Stephen Lau announced that the tech titan released its first official version of its Google Play music app for the Android wearable computer Monday.

    Lau made the announcement on his Google+ account, following previous announcements about Google earbuds and a Google Glass development kit preview, according to CNET. Lau wrote that the new app was available and then wrote, "So, as a side note, if you sideloaded Music2.apk, you should go uninstall it first otherwise this one will fail to install."

    Already users have downloaded the app and are playing with the functionality, including finding out that users need preloaded playlists to avoid extensive voice searches which can eat into battery life. This also means that users are likely to spring for Google's $85 pair of earbuds. So for Google, it looks like it's a win-win, but consumer may want to wait for a cheaper earbud alternative.