Based on a recent report published by CNET News, Google Glass has started shipping the first Google Glass units to be used by developers in the configuration of the much-discussed spectacles. The technical specifications have also been released unveiling the main characteristics of the Android-based glasses.
Google has made the first and most important step towards the materialization of their Glass networked spectacles. The software company shipped the main components together with the technical specifications at the beginning of the week. The manufacturer’s description offers additional details that have not yet been disclosed by analysts and reviewers.
According to the technical specifications provided by Google, the battery life of the Glass can last up to one day, depending on the types of activities they will be used for. Regular usage will offer a full day of battery life, whereas video recording can expend the battery sooner. The wearable gadget may be recharged with the help of the Micro USB cable and charger that will be provided with the spectacles.
Some aspects have already been revealed by the software company. Analysts were already familiar, for instance, with the fact that Google will use its most recent Android operating system for the Glass project. What they did not know was the fact that Glass will be foreseen with a display resolution that is “equivalent of a 25-inch high definition screen from eight feet away”. No other details have been provided in relation to the technology that Google will use to render this display resolution and to enable users to look through the Glass without being bothered by the small screen.
Google Glass can be used to store items and documents due to the 16 GB storage capacity. However, only 12 GB are usable; buyers will have to resort to the synced Google Cloud service to save and access files. Glass is constantly connected to a Google account which uploads location data, videos and photos to a Google+ Instant Upload album. Photos will turn out clear due to the 5 megapixel camera.