Google Glass specs confirmed, 5MP camera, 16GB storage

Google Glass specs confirmed, 5MP camera, 16GB storage“Who’s that redhead up above?” A valid question, Jeeves. It’s Isabelle Olsson, the Swedish industrial designer behind Google Glass. I think I might be in love.

Anyway! Concentrate, man. Nearly one year on from its debut at Google I/O, Google Glass specs have finally been confirmed. Ready or not, it’s almost a(n augmented) reality.

We’re lifting the Google Glass specs directly from – yep – the official Google Glass specs page, where we’re told that the device “fits any face” - thanks to the adjustable nosepads.

Google Glass’s display is said to be the equivalent of watching a 25in HD screen from eight feet away.

On the camera side of things, Google Glass has a 5MP shooter, alongside 720p video recording.

As for sound, there’s no need to ram anything in your ear, as Google Glass audio is taken care of by the – wait for it – “bone conduction transducer”.

Connectivity-wise, Google Glass offers both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, while storage weighs in at 16GB (12GB user accessible). Speaking of Bluetooth, Google Glass is compatible with any Bluetooth-enabled phone, and the MyGlass companion app requires Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0.3) or higher.

Finally, there were some concerns about Google Glass battery life, but the specs page assures us it’ll last “one full day of typical use”. There is a warning, however, that features like Hangouts and video recording will eat up more juice.

And that’s Google Glass. I’ll be quite interested to try it out, but can’t imagine actually buying one.

What do you guys think? Will we all be rocking Google Glass in future, or is the whole thing about to fall flat on its face?

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rob585  Apr. 16, 2013 at 13:25

I'm a little this just an addition to your mobile phone or does it actually contain mobile phone telephony?

matt101101 / MOD  Apr. 16, 2013 at 13:32

I'm a little this just an addition to your mobile phone or does it actually contain mobile phone telephony?
Just an extension AFAIK (if you wish to use it as a phone), because you need to link it to a phone for the SMS services to work. Also, where would the SIM card go?

matt101101 / MOD  Apr. 16, 2013 at 13:33

What do you guys think? Will we all be rocking Google Glass in future, or is the whole thing about to fall flat on its face?
It's not often I don't have an opinion on something, but I really can't call which way this one's going to go...

rob585  Apr. 16, 2013 at 13:37

without inbuilt telephony this is just another Bluetooth head set with a few extra bells and whistles..... include inbuilt telephony and your on to a winner....guarantee this will not become main stream....only four the select few with money to burn.

Facer  Apr. 16, 2013 at 13:51

You are going to look like a total pleb wearing this and talking to yourself. A natural evolution from bluetooth headsets.

TJ Skywasher  Apr. 16, 2013 at 13:59

I think this is ahead of it's time, we've seen it before with the Newton PDA from Apple and the initial tablet offerings from Microsoft. Google seems to be doing a lot of this lately, first the Chromebook and now Google Glass. Sure a few people may use them but they won't become mainstream for quite some time yet.

Treab  Apr. 16, 2013 at 14:10

plus what about those of us who wear glasses anyway anyway to get these on prescription ;)

Stelph  Apr. 16, 2013 at 14:24

Can it play angry birds?

On a more serious note I agree with TJ skywalker, I think Google really are pushing the bleeding edge here and although it looks a little silly now, when they manage to get the whole thing implemented into glasses in a less obvious way and also reduce the cost a bit I can see this take off. Maybe not as an out and about thing but I can see it being useful for people who need to multitask or if you are driving and what a HUD or if you are doing a sport and want instant stats of your performance, it will be a tool that is there for people to come up with ways of how to use it

JanSt / MOD  Apr. 16, 2013 at 14:54

corgi74  Apr. 16, 2013 at 15:44

Fit as

jonny5bellies  Apr. 16, 2013 at 16:27

I'm waiting for google contact lenses

IndianaBlues  Apr. 17, 2013 at 11:42

I've just been browsing through the product pages...have a look at the directions preview about a third of the way down the page at:

Have Google been poaching Apple Maps staff? :)

I know that this would be of limited use in day to day life at present...but I'm still tempted...

JanSt / MOD  Apr. 17, 2013 at 12:07

I'd like to try a pair - but mainly to find out how badly I need to punch anyone wearing them near me! It has huge potential for iinvasion of private space elevated to a must have gadget.

frustin  Apr. 20, 2013 at 22:41

Conversation [with anyone] wearing Glass, "what do you think of [any person]?", You reply, "I think they suck". "oh really? I'll see you in court, i've recorded this whole conversation". Me, "????, sh!t".

frustin  Apr. 20, 2013 at 22:43

PS, I know unless there's a sign about being on camera, its not admissible in court, but you catch my drift.

JanSt / MOD  Apr. 20, 2013 at 23:15

Yeah... It's gonna cause 1000 types of hell

frustin  Apr. 20, 2013 at 23:34

Or here's another one...
You're walking through the high street talking with anyone about any is reading your conversation uploading to "The Cloud", and then suddenly you're spammed with a tonne of adverts relevent to that conversation.

Treab  Apr. 20, 2013 at 23:36

google glass wont have adverts ;)

frustin  Apr. 20, 2013 at 23:38

...or any conversation, from anybody, with range of any shop subject to that advertisement. E.g some has just bought bag from gap on the cheap and they say bargain bag and gap in the same sentence, you walk past and get an advert from Gap about cheap bags.

frustin  Apr. 20, 2013 at 23:39

google glass wont have adverts ;)


JanSt / MOD  Apr. 21, 2013 at 10:11

Yeah, adverts free Android LOL

Stelph  Apr. 23, 2013 at 09:55

Google has stated that developers arent allowed to put adverts in their apps

JanSt / MOD  Apr. 23, 2013 at 11:52

Yeah, lets keep it at ads for google products, shall we..


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