Thursday, April 18, 2013
Google Glass, erm, specs and API released
The Register reports: [edited]
The 'Google Glass Explorer Edition' (for those who pre-paid $1,500 for it last year) is rolling off the production line, and an application programming interface (API) guide and management software for the headgear is available.
Each set comes with a 16:9 640x360 pixel screen over the right eye that Google says will look the same as a 25-inch high screen seen from eight feet away. It has 16GB of flash (12 usable), a five megapixel camera capable of 720p video, Bluetooth and 802.11b/g Wi-Fi. Sound is transmitted via bone conductivity from the arms of the headset.
Google estimates that the glasses will have a day's battery life (each set comes with a MicroUSB charger), although it warns that Google Hangouts and video recording can cause a big drain.