Google Glass is designed to be a wearable device that lets you snap photos, get navigation directions, search the web and perform other activities without taking your phone out of your pocket. But it can be a bit tough to control a head-mounted computer using nothing but voice controls, head-nods, and finger swipes along the edge of the device.
Now there’s another way: The MyGlass app for Android now lets you use your phone or tablet as a sort of remote control for Google Glass.
MyGlass 1.7 adds remote control and remote input support. You can use touch, tap, and swipe gestures on your phone’s screen to control the Glass user interface.
That should make Glass a little easier to use… but it also kind of defeats part of the purpose of using Glass. Instead of keeping your smartphone out of the way and making it easier to focus on the world around you, now you can stair at a tiny screen floating in front of your face and your smartphone display.