From Battery to Camera to Wi-Fi: Tech Specs Released for Google Glass
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.
Other Glass specs, via Google:
- Adjustable nosepads and durable frame to fit any face.
- Extra nosepads in two sizes
- Bone Conduction Transducer
- Wifi - 802.11b/g
- Included Micro USB cable and charger
- 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
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