Google glass specs unleashed

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Google officially has published a list of technical specifications for the head-mounted device, alongside the first details of its mirror API for apps. These are the specs:

Display & Camera

The Glass its self features a 640 x 360 display that Google claims is the “equivalent of a 25-inch high definition screen from eight feet away,”. On the camera font, expect a 5-megapixel camera capable of 720p video, plus audio that comes via a bone conduction transducer.

Memory & nose pad

There will be 16GB of flash storage on-board, with 12GB actually usable, and it will sync with “Google cloud storage”  we assume its Google Drive. Glass also comes with changeful nose pads in a frame that Google says will “fit any face,” and you’ll get extra pads in two sizes.

24 hour battery life

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Google says battery life for glass will last up to “one full day of typical use,” though notes that certain applications such as video recording and Hangouts will have a greater impact on battery survival.


 While Glass charges over a Micro USB connector, Google encourages owners to use the packed-in USB cable for a “long and prosperous” life. Glass supports 802.11b/g Wi-Fi and is compatible with “any Bluetooth-capable phone,” though functionality will vary. The list of specifications also mentions an app called “MyGlass” for phones with Android 4.0.3 and above; this will enable GPS and SMS support.