Along with the previously mentioned Mirror API documentation, Google has tonight posted Glass’ specifications on the Google Glass support page. For your convenience, I have embedded them in full below.
- Adjustable nosepads and durable frame fits any face.
- Extra nosepads in two sizes.
High resolution display is the equivalent of a 25 inch high definition screen from eight feet away.
- Photos – 5 MP
- Videos – 720p
- Bone Conduction Transducer
- Wifi – 802.11b/g
- 12 GB of usable memory, synced with Google cloud storage. 16 GB Flash total.
One full day of typical use. Some features, like Hangouts and video recording, are more battery intensive.
- 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.
- Any Bluetooth-capable phone.
- The MyGlass companion app requires Android 4.0.3 (Ice Cream Sandwich) or higher. MyGlass enables GPS and SMS messaging.
Notable here is the obvious lack of 802.11n Wi-Fi, although that may not be particularly necessary considering the actual amount of data you will be sending and receiving through the device. Bettery life is listed as “one day of typical use,” which leaves Google a little bit of breathing room in that regard. As pointed out in a previous FCC filing, the device will use a “Bone Conduction Transducer” to provide audio. The camera will be a measly 5 MP and will shoot 720p video. At least for those getting the $1,500 “Explorer” model, Glass will sport 16 GB of flash storage, 12GB of which is usable.
Also worth noting tonight is that Google has officially launched the MyGlass companion app. Hilariously, Google has reminded us that “if you don’t have Glass, then downloading this will be a waste of time.” They do try to comfort us eager technology enthusiasts, however: “But if you swipe the screenshots to the right, you’ll see there’s a picture of a puppy in pajamas.” As mentioned above, the app will require both the Glass hardware and Android 4.0.3 or higher.