Google Reveals Glass Tech Specs, Releases MyGlass Android App
Can you feel the coming days where seeing a person with a pair of Google Glass on their head in the wild could be a somewhat common occurrence? While only a select handful of developers and contest winners are just now getting their hands on Google's wearable computing project, details continue to emerge. As mentioned by PC Mag, Google has posted technical specs for the device on Tuesday.
Most of the tech specs listed are items previously announced by Google: bone conduction for audio, Bluetooth connectivity, etc. But on the new side of things, the built-in camera in Glass will take 5MP photos, in addition to 720p video. The device will charge via a Micro USB cable, but Google provides a decidedly Vulcan warning to using a third-party option.
"While there are thousands of Micro USB chargers out there, Glass is designed and tested with the included charger in mind," reads the post. "Use it and preserve long and prosperous Glass use."
Glass will feature 16GB of Flash storage, 12GB of which is usable and synced to the cloud. The battery is intended to last through a day of "typical use," assuming you're not recording too much video. As far as the resolution of the little display in Glass, Google provided a somewhat awkward answer using relative terms.
"[The] high resolution display is the equivalent of a 25 inch high definition screen from eight feet away."Mashable notes there is little left to the imagination in the Google Mirror API, with Google outright banning ads in Glass apps. More interestingly, Google has apparently also forbid developers from charging for Glass apps, which makes one wonder how this entire affair is going to be monetized.
Earlier on Tuesday, Google officially launched the MyGlass companion app to the Google Play store. Even if you don't have your very own pair of Glass yet, you can still check out the interface on your Android device.