As we noted on Monday, Google has proclaimed the rumors that Glass Explorer edition devices will begin shipping soon to be true, with some of them possibly having been shipped today, and the rest slated to follow in waves over the coming weeks. The Internet giant followed the announcement up with the release of Mirror API documentation and sample code, and has now released a support page that (finally) details Glass's tech specs.
First up: the display. According to the support documentation page, Glass’ tiny in-front-of-the-eye display offer a high-resolution look at everything you do that is the equivalent of looking at a 25-inch high definition TV from 8-feet away. The display is mounted on what is boasted as a durable frame that can fit anyone, with the only adjustable piece being the nose pads.
Audio is offered via bone conduction technology, so there’s no discomfort or inconvenience that would come from walking around with an ear bud in all day. Such all day use is facilitated by the device’s battery; while its capacity wasn’t specified, the support page says that a charge lasts all day, and so worries that Glass will require mid-day charges to keep going can be put to rest.
Storage is a decent 16GB, and the camera has a 5-megapixel sensor that supports up to 720p video recording. Connectivity is standard across the board: 802.11 b/g Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and a micro USB port for both data and charging. Glass will come with its own charging device, and Google advises against using a third-party charger. Last but not least, the wearable device is compatible with any handset running at least Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich and the MyGlass app, which you can get now from the Play Store.