Google Glass Code Released to Developers

 
 
By Todd R. Weiss  |  Posted 2013-04-29 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Glass also includes WiFi 802.11b/g connectivity, Bluetooth and 16GB of memory, of which 12GB is usable and synced with Google's cloud storage. The battery that powers Glass is expected to provide a typical day's use, while some activities, including heavy use of Google+ Hangouts and performing video recording, will deplete the battery more quickly.

Glass comes with its own dedicated micro-USB cable and charger. Glass is built to be compatible with any Bluetooth-capable phone, while its companion MyGlass app requires Android 4.0.3 (Ice Cream Sandwich) or higher.

Early users wasted no time trying out their new devices and reporting how they are working to the rest of us on posts on Google+, Twitter and other Websites.

Not everyone who bought a Google Glass device, however, planned on using it for themselves. At least one Google Glass buyer has already tried to sell a pair on eBay but came up against Google's rules that forbid the sale or loan of the devices, reported Forbes.com. The auction for Glass had soared to $95,300 before the alleged seller realized that Google's terms of service didn't permit such a transaction.

The Glass project was unveiled officially for the first time to developers at last June's Google I/O conference. Google Glass is not expected to be widely available to consumers until 2014, according to the company.

Earlier in April, Google's investment arm, Google Ventures, launched a "Glass Collective" organization to seek out and nurture startups that can add features and capabilities to the Glass project.

In March, it was reported that the head-mounted Glass devices would be assembled in Santa Clara, Calif., by well-known Taiwanese device builder Foxconn to showcase electronics manufacturing capabilities in the United States.



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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