Google released specs of its glasses, Project Glass, earlier this week.
While it included information like the camera resolution, storage and
everything else, one key piece of information was missing - the
This mystery is now solved as Google CEO Larry Page
mentioned in earnings call
on Thursday that Google Glass indeed runs on Android. "[...] obviously
Glass runs on Android, so it's been pretty transportable across devices,
and I think that will continue."
This piece of news is expected
to be welcomed by developers as it will make porting apps between Google
Glass and Android-based smartphone apps easier.
about the pricing of the Google Glass, Page did not give a definitive
answer but mentioned that this thing would not come cheap. He mentioned,
"We don't have any news to announce there [on price], but it was
clearly - I'm not sure I'll call it a luxury price, but certainly a
pretty high price." Page went on to justify the price, given the
"experience" of the device.
"I think that what I'm, like doing
with my Glass, I think - what do people do in Glass? I really - I find
that photo taking and the video, phone calling, quick messaging,
directions, all to be a pretty amazing experience and that's some of the
core functionality we built into the device, we're excited to really
get it out to some developers and have other people create some amazing
experiences with it, which we haven't thought of yet. I guess that it's
still early days. But I think it's very exciting."
recently revealed the specifications of its Google Glass. The
Internet-connected glasses will feature a 5-megapixel camera, which is
capable of recording 720p videos. The search engine giant has not
disclosed the exact specifications of the display inside Glass, but did
mention that the resolution will be equivalent to that of a '25-inch
high definition screen from eight feet away'. Google Glass will also
feature a Bone Conduction Transducer for audio.
Glass will be
compatible with any Bluetooth-capable phone, however, for using GPS and
SMS it requires the MyGlass companion app which is only available for
smartphones running Android 4.0.3 (Ice Cream Sandwich) or higher. As per
Google, Glass will offer 16GB internal storage space out of which 12GB
will be usable and will be synced with Google cloud storage.
company doesn't specify the battery capacity but mentions that it will
offer one full day of typical use, however, it also warns that some
features, like Hangouts and video recording, are more battery intensive.
Glass will include a Micro-USB cable and charger.