Specific Google Glass Hardware Specs Revealed: OMAP Processor, 682mb RAM

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With many last night rooting their devices, hackers are already revealing more detailed information about Google Glass–information they previously had no access to. One Foundry participant +Jay Lee seems to have accomplished many of the things that Liam McLoughlin showed earlier this morning and has this to say regarding what he’s found about the Google Glass hardware:

I’m a geek and it’s still awesome to nerd out on the guts. +Liam McLoughlin (Hexxeh) also found the USB debugging setting and got ADB working (looks like it was broken on my primary machine). Once I got it working I pulled up some details about Glass. Key points are:

* It’s running Android 4.0.4 – Ice Cream Sandwich – just as Larry Page said
* It’s an OMAP 4430 CPU – Dual Core? – Having trouble finding exact mhz
* There’s 682mb of RAM (678052kb reported in /proc/meminfo). Kernel messages lead me to believe it’s actually 1gb but some is being used for other hardware purposes(?)

He then provided the source files for this information on his Google Drive.

Interestingly, this is the very same (or similar) CPU used in the original Kindle Fire. It is also on par performance-wise with the Tegra 2, a CPU used in the Motorola Zoom smartphone.

Source: +Jay Lee

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Stephen is founder of GoogleGlassFans, its parent site SelfScreens, and has written at many other publications across the web. His main interests are currently Google Glass, smartwatches like the Pebble, and other wearable technology topics. He also has experience writing about the Apple ecosystem, jailbreak, and mobile applications and games.

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