The launch of new smartphones and tablets is not something new, in fact many times, the product comes with just a few minor upgrades packed in a shiny new look. But when it comes to Google Glass, the search engine company’s latest high-end eye wear, this gadget itself creates a new category.
Google Glass is so innovative that many people are attracted and are eager to get their hands on this new type of glasses. Today, the company has revealed the technical specifications of Google Glass.
The eye wear will come with high resolution display that according to Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG), is “equivalent of a 25 inch high definition screen from eight feet away”. In the camera department, the Glass would come with a 5-Megapixel camera which is capable of recording videos at 720p. The audio will be delivered via a bone conduction transducer.
Google Glass will also come with 16 GB of flash memory, 12 GB of which is usable. You can also sync it up with Google cloud storage (it might be with Google Drive).
Coming to the most important part – nose pads. Google says that the Glass would come with adjustable nose pads and durable frame that fits any face. Also extra nose pads in two different sizes will be provided.
Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) estimates that the device is capable to run a full day without running out of battery. However, some features like Hangouts and video recording, are more battery intensive. A micro USB cable and charger will be provided to charge the device. Connectivity-wise, Glass supports 802.11b/g Wi-Fi and is compatible with “any Bluetooth-capable phone.”
Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) has released the MyGlass companion app which requires Android 4.0.3 (Ice Cream Sandwich) or higher and this app would enable GPS and text messaging.
Pricing? That’s the part that still remains unclear as there’s no official word from Google yet. However, there’s a good chance that Google Glass can cost anything from $1000-$1500.