Google Makes Tech Specs and Mirror API Available For Google Glass

By: Ali Raza  |   April 16th, 2013   |   Gadgets, Google, News

Finally the day has arrived which all Google Glass enthusiasts have anxiously been waiting for as the search engine giant has officially declared the specs for the Glass Explorer version. The most prominent features of the device is its camera that is 5-megapixel and records video on 720P. In addition to this, Google Glass has an internal storing capacity of 12GB and together with the Google cloud it can store up to 16GB of data. As far as connectivity of Google Glass is concerned the device uses a slower 802.11B/G wifi, which is although not a big achievement it is perhaps integrated instead of the 802.11N due to the chip size and to save energy.


However, in contrast to the aforementioned specs, the display of the wearable device is going to be awe-inspiring, as Google divulged that it will boast a screen that will be no less than a 25-inch HD screen and approximately 8 feet away. Moreover, to power this powerful display, Google Glass incorporates a battery that will keep it alive for one full day.


Here is the complete list of Google Glass specs officially released by the Web giant:




– 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


– Bluetooth




– 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.”


Besides Google Glass specs, the Mountain View-based company has also released the Mirror API of the device on Monday, April 15th that will help developers create their own apps for the wearable tech. “Glassware” also known as Web-based services will work with Google Glass via cloud-based API and they will not need any type of code to be run on the hardware of the device.


Few significant features that will go into the apps are interacting with menu items, managing timeline cards, sharing to contacts, working with user location and subscribing to timeline notifications. Google has issued a developers guide too on its site in order to help developer start working on apps.


Source: Google, 9to5Google, Mashable

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