Wednesday, January 15, 2014

What is a Google Glass

Google Glass is a wearable computer with an optical head-mounted display that is being developed by Google in the Project Glass research and development project, with a mission of producing a mass-market ubiquitous computer.

Google Glass displays information in a smartphone-like hands-free format, that can communicate with the Internet via natural language voice commands (from wiki)

Google Glass Explorer Edition
Also known as                - Project Glass
Developer                       - Google
Manufacturer                   - Foxconn
Type                               - Augmented reality (AR), Optical head-mounted display (OHMD), Wearable
                                          technology, Wearable computer
Release date                    - Developers (US): February 2013 (February 2013)
                                       - Consumers: 2014 (2014)
Introductory price            - Explorer version: $1500 USD
                                        - Consumer edition: "Under $1,500 USD"
Operating system              - Android[4] (4.0.4)
Power                               - Lithium Polymer battery (2.1 Wh)
CPU                                 - OMAP 4430 SoC, dual-core
Memory                            - 1GB RAM (682MB available to developers)
Storage                             - 16 GB Flash total (12 GB of usable memory)
Display                              - Prism projector, 640×360 pixels (equivalent of a 25 in/64 cm screen from 8
                                            ft/2.4 m away)
Sound                                - Bone conduction transducer
Input                                  - Voice command through microphone,accelerometer, gyroscope,
                                            magnetometer,ambient light sensor, proximity sensor
Controller input                  - Touchpad, MyGlass phone app
Camera                             - Photos - 5 MP,
                                            videos - 720p
Connectivity                      - Wi-Fi 802.11b/g, Bluetooth, micro USB
Weight                              - 50g
Backward compatibility     - Any Bluetooth-capable phone; MyGlass companion app requires Android
                                           4.0.3 (Ice Cream Sandwich) or higher or any iOS 7.0 or higher

Details - Website