The android Glass will capture 5 megapixel images, 720p video, store 12GB worth of data and much more on Google cloud, connecting via Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.
Design is quite simple, two adjustable soft nose-pads, durable frame, HD camera and HD display. Attractively sleek and simplistic. What Glass can do, along with Glass video, was discussed earlier.
The small display attached to the Glass frame does not have specific resolution stated, but it is said to be “equivalent of a 25 inch high definition screen from eight feet away”. Much like what we have seen in bluetooth Panasonic headphones at CES in Las Vegas, Google Glass too employs this Bone Conducting audio technology bouncing the sounds off your cheek bones.
Bluetooth version was not given and Wifi available in first iteration will be of the somewhat dated variety 802.11b/g. Google cloud storage will be enabled through Google Glass so storing of data should not be an issue. There is also a built-in 16 GB of Flash memory, out of which 4GB will be taken by Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich OS. Battery is said to last whole day, given that you don’t play lots of videos.
GPS and SMS messaging is enabled via MyGlass companion app. The Mirror API documentation has already been released to developers.
“Today we’re releasing the API documentation and a bunch of example code, so even though the API is in a limited developer preview, you can start dreaming with us,” Google developer programs engineer Jenny Murphy
Chinese Baidu Eye is rumored to be in production readying for release in June.
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