Google has announced the specifications for Google Glass, its upcoming heads-up display. Here they are:
- A display that’s comparable to a “25 inch high definition screen from eight feet away.”
- 5 megapixel camera
- 720 video recording
- Bone conduction audio
- 802.11b/g Wi-Fi
- Bluetooth (not clear if this is 4.0, but that seems likely, as it’s low power)
- 16GB flash memory storage; 12GB usable (and synced with Google’s cloud storage services)
- Battery will last one full day of “typical use” — less if you’re doing video recording or Google+ Hangouts.
- Micro USB port. A cable and charger are included, and the support page warns you to use the included charger, so it’s probably a nonstandard current.
- Adjustable nosepads, with two sizes of extra pads.
The site says Glass will be compatible with “any Bluetooth-capable phone,” but a companion app, called MyGlass, will require Android 4.0.3 (Ice Cream Sandwich) or higher in order to enable GPS and SMS message delivery.
Notably missing from the specs:
- Exact display resolution details
- Cellular network connectivity
- Processor specs
- Warranty details
The company made the announcement through the somewhat sideways means of a support forum answer.
In addition, Google announced details of the Mirror API for coding apps that work with Google Glass (hat tip: Engadget) and let early wannabe beta testers know that the first 2,000 units of Google Glass will be shipping soon.
Photo: Stock image from Google Glass website.
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