Google Glass has been getting a lot of attention lately, and with good reason. The folks from Google have been releasing updates and details on a constant basis, and we’ll only get more as their Google I/O developer event approaches. Earlier this month Google confirmed Glass’ specs, but we’re getting an even more detailed rundown now that they are in the hands of developers.
A few weeks ago Google confirmed 16GB of onboard storage, a 5 megapixel camera with 720p video capture, and that the display read like a 25-inch HD TV from 8-feet away. Now that Google Glass is shipping to developers as we speak, we’ve learned more about the internals.
We’re getting detailed from a Google Glass Foundry developer +JayLee over on Google+. Just as Larry Page said before, Glass is currently running on Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich. No Jelly Bean here. Then going further into the details Google Glass isn’t top-end hardware, which was expected considering how little of room they are working with. Glass rocks a dual-core 1-1.2 GHz OMAP 4430 dual-core processor, like the original Kindle Fire and DROID Bionic. The Galaxy Nexus is a 4460, just as a comparison.
Most likely Glass is using the same 5 megapixel camera from the Galaxy Nexus, and according to this developers breakdown that dual-core OMAP processor has 1GB of RAM, but only 682 MB of it is available at any given time and the rest is being used up. It is interesting that we only have Android 4.0.4 ICS here, yet Google Now pieces all over Glass, but surely they have their reasons. We’ll be finding out plenty regarding Google Glass for the next few weeks so stick around!