Update 3: The new units of Google Glass will have 2GB of RAM instead of 1GB available previously.
Update 2: Google Glass is available for the public in the US for a limited period of time at the cost of 1500 USD. Also an OS upgrade is announced from Android OS v4.2 Jelly Bean to Android v4.2.2 KitKat OS.
Update 1: Google has inked a deal with the Italian eyewear major Luxottica, which is the maker of popular eye wear brands Ray-Ban and Oakley to design stylish new versions Google Glass. Previously Google had announced plans to make Google glass more fashionable with designer frames. In addition, Google has plans to provide prescription lenses as part of the device.
Google Glass is an entirely new kind of wearable mobile device conceived to be a constant companion of sorts which can take care of all your mobile digital needs.
At present it is made available to only a handful of lucky developers who are analysing it. Currently only 2000 Google Glasses are available in the world, which were sold at $1500 on an invitation basis. It is expected to be released for mass market in the beginning of 2014 with reduced price corresponding to the demand. You can Set a Price Alert Above
Stay Enthralled, Stay Fascinated with the Trendsetting Google Glass
We have skillfully scanned the detailed news while guffawing at the questioner based on the elusive and trendy Google Glass. What came up was something extraordinary as this new face of wearable technology illustrated a larger than life experience besides settling for nothing less than sheer brilliance. So did we get our hands on this exciting prototype still remains the factoring query! We actually didn’t but reading into the prospective launch dates and the speculative announcements it was only fitting that readers get the required amount of information while awaiting its arrival, officially onto the big stage.
The Glass access has the majority of us tripping over the details and also the high-end resourcefulness which are more on the expected lines. Beta testing has been completed and what remains is the fated launch, which would readily rejuvenate the wearable category, best suited for the common flock.
Build and Hardware:
Here is a wearable frame which fits in perfectly with the titanium backdrop and ascertains a seamless interface for the prospective users. This is one lens-less frame acting as the perfect mobile computing device, while the stem sitting pretty on the right ear. Wrapping around the transparent display is the rightmost arm which keeps the area unexcavated for the utilitarian camera. Google Glass, as this is mostly referred to, is feathery and with the bendable titanium frame, carrying the same is not a problem. Getting adjusted with the fit are the comfortable nose contacts which are strategically placed to drive out any physical constraint. The thick rear part at the rightmost edge is meant for those trendy accessories like the touch pads and the selective buttons alongside the all-important speaker. Leaving the Glass aside we do have certain tidbits which constitute the overall structure of the same, namely visors and the vital USB charging port. Foldable frame is something which is being worked upon and we are expecting a carrying bag with the same.
Style and Sync:
This can’t be termed as one stylish device but surely has its share of pros. While the entire structure feels light, the bulky console can often get a tad difficult to adjust with. One can effectively sync this with the Android sets; one at a time, but the iOS compatibility will also be appreciated. Most of the mobile computing needs will be met once we get our hands on these elusive pair of hands and not Glasses though, if put correctly. As we will be adjusting the same with variety of faces and structures, the trendy shades are also being speculated so as to make the device exceedingly stylish and worth the bucks.
Using the Glass:
There can be quite a number of activities which can be accessed seamlessly with this device as the half-mirrored, durable material, is meant to float above the eye-level and guide you through. While the 5MP camera clicks detailed pictures, one can also record the videos with the 720p capturing prowess. Wi-Fi Networks are mostly supported with the 802.11b/g/n standard being kept as it is. Transferring the files over the internet can often get tricky but Bluetooth sharing option is also readily available. One can also make the best use of the GPS connectivity and this device would let you get hold of the directions with considerable ease. Look to store data in this futuristic set which comes as one utilitarian improvement over the smartphones. The 12GB usable memory is certainly a game changer when the future of wearable devices is to be considered. As expected Google is going to render some Cloud Storage space, thus adding the 16GB perk as a top-up. Audio needs can be sufficed with the effective built-in transducers whereas the Google hangouts can also be accessed over the Wi-F network.
Juggling between work and play is kind of easy now with the Google Glass as one can readily upload the recorded videos while being on the move. This is comparable to the OTG support as in the smartphones whereas selective YouTube uploading section is quite a charm to work with. The data effectively comes out projected and the speculations concerning the prescribed lenses would surely be helpful in handling the same. Get the pictures clicked with a single wink and secure the data while swiping across the interface.
This is expected to be of the XR21 make if rumors are to be believed and this would be the updated version as compared to the OMAP processor, existent in the previous iterations.
Wait and watch as the effective HD like resolution is going to sweep all the accolades as Google Glass projects seamlessly up to a distance 8 Meters while sporting the latest Android Jellybean v4.2 as the OS. Combine the hardware specs perfectly with the micro USB port and the expected 2GB RAM for seamlessly running the multiple processes.
Connectivity options include Wifi - 802.11b/g and Bluetooth. It is also enabled with GPS and SMS capability
Storage: Google Glass has 12 GB of usable memory, synced with Google cloud storage and 16 GB Flash total.
Audio is via Bone Conduction Transducer.
Lock Screen: By setting Secret Glass handshake through taps and swipes in Settings, one can lock the Glass. It can be unlocked by the owner only.
Hangouts: Hangouts Glassware can be enabled to update your messages and posts at MyGlass.
Upload to YouTube: It is possible now to upload your recordings by enabling the YouTube Glassware on MyGlass. Once recording is over, you can tap on the video or swipe to the YouTube share card, or say “ok glass, share with YouTube” and your content will be shared on YouTube.
Wink: Just wink your eye to capture pictures using the camera in the Glass.
Music: Google Play Music All Access subscribers can create a radio station based on their previous listening history.
|Release Date||2014, January|
|Operating System||Android v4.2 Jelly Bean|
|Upgradable to||Android v4.4.2 KitKat|
|+ RAM & STORAGE|
|Internal Memory||16 GB|
|Cloud Storage||Google Drive|
|+ DISPLAY & TOUCH|
|Resolution||640 x 320 pixels|
|Front Camera||5 MP|
|+ SIM OPTIONS|
|Color||Black, White, Red, Blue|
|Bluetooth||Yes, v4.0 with A2DP|
|USB||Yes, microUSB v2.0|
|Wi-Fi||Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g|
|+ MUSIC & VIDEO|
|+ APPS & GAMES|
|+ Additional Features|
|Integration with Google Calendar and Google Maps|