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Official Google Glass specs released

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Google Glass glasses

Google GlassAs Google Glass begins rolling off the production lines and the Explorer developer program kicks in, the Google Glass support documentation was released today so we now have the official specs in hand.  The display is said to be equivalent to a 25-inch HD display viewed from 8 feet away.  The camera is a 5-megapixel unit that shoots 720p video.  Google Glass contains 16GB of memory of which 12GB is free and usable.  Users are encouraged to utilize Google’s cloud services for data storage.  As we guessed earlier, it does indeed utilize bone induction transducer technology to deliver audio so no earbuds are needed. The device includes a micro USB connector for data transmission and charging.  A full-charge should last the wearer for a full day.

Connectivity includes 802.11 b/g WiFi and Bluetooth but not 3G.  Connectivity to a 3G phone via Bluetooth will get users past the lack of on-board 3G and enable the ability to connect to GPS, SMS messaging, etc.  The MyGlass android app will be required on the user’s smartphone which itself, requires Android Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0.3).

The device includes adjustable nosepads and a “durable frame that fits any face”. Google Glass devices are expected to be released to the general public in about a year.