Google Glass, the proposed augmented reality glasses from Google that is part of the movement of smart objects is becoming more concrete. Google finally unveiled the technical characteristics of these glasses that seem straight out of a science fiction movie.
In a few weeks, the Google Glass project is no longer a project but a new technological niche. At first, these glasses should be distributed to developers as well as some U.S. users who have agreed to pay $ 1,500 to be the first to have access. By the end of the year they should be offered to consumers.
So here are the main Google Glass specifications –
- Display: equivalent to a high-definition 25-inch (63.5 cm) with a drop of 8 feet (2.44 meters) screen.
- Camera: 5 megapixel camera and 720p video.
- Storage: 12 GB of usable memory, synced with Google cloud storage. 16 GB Flash total
- Synchronization: The data will be synchronized with Google cloud storage.
- Connectivity: Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, 802.11b / g
- Charger: Micro USB
- Battery: One full day of typical use. Some features, like Hangouts and video recording, are more battery intensive.
For cons, the use of Hangout and video can adversely affect the autonomy of Google Glass. Google Glass is not a fully autonomous unit. These glasses augmented reality will in fact an extension of your smartphone. They will use the connection between other data from your smartphone.
Google has also released an android application named MyGlass inside the Google Play store. This app is released to be used with Google Glass and allows users to configure and manage the hardware, but it’s useless unless you own the spectacles.
This android application which is called MyGlass will maximize the use of Google Glass. For now, there is no announcement on the availability of My Glass on other mobile platforms.
Will you buy the Google glasses when available?