From Battery to Camera to Wi-Fi: Tech Specs Released for Google Glass

From Battery to Camera to Wi-Fi: Tech Specs Released for Google Glass
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For those who've been anxiously wondering how much storage or what type of camera will come with the much-anticipated release of Google Glass, the tech giant has announced the specifications for the computer-enabled "smart" glasses.

The prototype models of Glass -- which are already starting to ship to winners of Google's "Glass Explorer" contest -- will come with a total of 16 GB storage, meaning after pre-loaded software they will have 12 GB of usable memory. The lenses themselves will feature high resolution displays, which Google says will be the equivalent of looking at a 25-inch high definition screen from eight feet away.

Glass will also come with a 5-megapixel camera and be able to capture video at 720p resolution, Google says. Additionally, a fully charged battery should last one full day under typical use. Some features, of course, such as Google Hangouts and video recording, will be more battery intensive.

Related: VC Heavyweights to Fund Tech Startups Creating Google Glass Apps

Other Glass specs, via Google:

Fit

  • Adjustable nosepads and durable frame to fit any face.
  • Extra nosepads in two sizes

Audio

  • Bone Conduction Transducer

Connectivity

  • Wifi - 802.11b/g
  • Bluetooth

Charger

  • Included Micro USB cable and charger

Compatibility

  • Any Bluetooth-capable phone
  • The MyGlass companion app requires Android 4.0.3 (Ice Cream Sandwich) or higher, and MyGlass enables GPS and SMS messaging

Related: A Look at 'Google Glass' and What the Computerized Glasses Can Do 

Google also released a Glass-related FAQ, and guidelines for the user interface and API (application-programming interface) for app developers.

What would you do if you had Google Glass? Let us know in the comments below.
 

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