Google Publishes Official Google Glass Tech Specs

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The first wave of Google Glass hardware is complete and shipping off to developers soon. Google has also released the API so those developers can start making apps for it right away. The last piece of the puzze then is the hardware specs.

Google released the tech specs for Glass today, and there are few surprises. We knew that Glass was a pretty sophisticated piece of hardware, but the only real surprises are the generous amount of onboard storage (12GB of usable Flash memory) and the battery life. Here's the full tech spec sheet:


  • Adjustable nosepads and durable frame fits any face.
  • Extra nosepads in two sizes.
  • Display

  • High resolution display is the equivalent of a 25 inch high definition screen from eight feet away.
  • Camera

  • Photos - 5 MP
  • Videos - 720p
  • Audio

  • Bone Conduction Transducer
  • Connectivity

  • Wifi - 802.11b/g
  • Bluetooth
  • Storage

  • 12 GB of usable memory, synced with Google cloud storage. 16 GB Flash total.
  • Battery

  • One full day of typical use. Some features, like Hangouts and video recording, are more battery intensive.
  • Charger

  • Included Micro USB cable and charger.
  • While there are thousands of Micro USB chargers out there, Glass is designed and tested with the included charger in mind. Use it and preserve long and prosperous Glass use.
  • Compatibility

  • Any Bluetooth-capable phone.
  • The MyGlass companion app requires Android 4.0.3 (Ice Cream Sandwich) or higher. MyGlass enables GPS and SMS messaging.
  • By the way, Google also published a short Glass FAQ that includes questions like "Is Glass indestructible?" and "Can I use Glass while operating a jackhammer?" The short answer is no, but Google advises caution when uses Glass in combination with any heavy machinery.

    [h/t: 9to5Google]