Google Glass Specs Have Begun to Surface

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Google Glass may still be a year away from hitting store shelves, but developers who shelled out $1,500 at last year's Google I/O to pre-order the device have begun to get their prototype models.

As industrious hackers begin getting units, every inch of the device will no doubt be cataloged soon enough. For now, consumers will have to settle for a few of the initial specs from the developer version of the gadget.

Jay Lee, a software developer for Google Apps reseller Dito, got his Glass unit this week and has been geeking-out over the device on Google+. He has begun toying around with the device's debug mode and listed some key specs for the Glass, including the processor and memory included:

Jay Lee

I realize that with innovative products like Glass, the experience is more important than the hardware specs. And the experience is pretty incredible! Having said that, it's Friday, I'm a geek and it's still awesome to nerd out on the guts. +Liam McLoughlin (Hexxeh) also found the USB debugging setting and got ADB working (looks like it was broken on my primary machine). Once I got it working I pulled up some details about Glass. Key points are:

* It's running Android 4.0.4 - Ice Cream Sandwich - just as Larry Page said
* It's an OMAP 4430 CPU - Dual Core? - Having trouble finding exact mhz
* There's 682mb of RAM (678052kb reported in /proc/meminfo). Kernel messages lead me to believe it's actually 1gb but some is being used for other hardware purposes(?)

If you know Android pretty well and have additional questions on the Hardware or Glass OS you'd like answered (and know the commands that will answer them), feel free to post in the comments and I'll see what I can do.

To put some of the info in context, the OMAP 4430 CPU has been used in mobile devices such as Samsung's Galaxy S II and the Kindle Fire. Previous reports have shown that Glass has a 640 x 360 display and a 5-megapixel camera. In other words, Glass won't match up to this year's (or last year's) cutting-edge smartphones in terms of power, though it's still plenty powerful for a wearable computer.

(via BGR)