Google Glass specs, what we think we know

Google has kept the specs on Project Glass pretty tight since the projects initial announcement. Over the past year, we’ve been able to collect some technical information regarding Google’s upcoming wearable computer.  The initial prototypes were referred to as “basically a WiFi Galaxy Nexus” stating the internals were pretty close to Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus, minus the cellular radio, of course.

The following information is subject to change as it has been collected from patent filings, educated guesses, and other reports over the past year. It’s also worth mentioning that these specs are taken from early prototypes and are subject to change when the product officially launches.

  • Processor: Dual-core OMAP processor
  • OS:  Based off of Android 4.0
  • Video: 720p HD Video
  • Camera: ~5 MP (2560 x 1888)
  • Battery: Approximately 6 hours
  • Memory:  N/A
  • Display: 640-360 resolution appearing in the top right of your vision
  • Bluetooth: BLE 4.0
  • WiFi: Broadcom 2.40GHz 802.11b/g (possibly n?)
  • Audio: Bone-Conduction
  • Microphone
  • GPS
  • Sensors: Gyroscope, magnetometer, and accelerometer
  • Touchpad and physical button
  • Colors: Charcoal, Tangerine, Shale, Cotton, Sky
  • Accessories: Charger, Sunglasses attachment

As for the battery life, 6 hours was mentioned last summer, using an early prototype. Google had said they wanted to get it down to a full day of usage. To accomplish this, it was mentioned that Glass team might tune down the CPU just a little. And, don’t that the ~5MP camera fools you. You can take some great photos and HD videos. Check out this photo album by Google’s Natalie Villalobos.