Google Glass specifications reveal smartphone-level details

Apr 26, 2013
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We've heard a little about the specs behind Google Glass, but today more information has been revealed that lists off more of what's packing on the inside. Jay Lee, just one developer lucky enough to get his hands on a pair of Google Glasses, has revealed that they're running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, with a dual-core OMAP 4430 CPU, and 1GB of RAM.

It's important to note that Lee wasn't able to get all the information we wanted, specifically the exact clock speed of the processor and he's not 100% sure about the glasses having 1GB of RAM, since 682MB of RAM are free, which leads him to believe that the rest is being taken up by the hardware.

To compare, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus runs on the OMAP 4460 CPU, which is just a step up from the Google Glass offering, which says that the pair of glasses are running on last-gen hardware, but they're still comparable to even some of today's mid-range devices. And this is the first time we've seen this type of hardware squeezed into a glasses format.

Previously, we heard that Google Glass had 16GB of storage built in, as well as a 5MP camera, which we're guessing could be the same lens that's in the Galaxy Nexus, but we can't be certain. We could here official specs at Google I/O coming up in a few weeks, as well as more information on the specs, but we'll be keeping our eyes peeled until then.


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