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A clever trick to hook up Glass with USB debugging reveals more internal specs

As Explorer Edition Google Glass units started to ship out to willing participants, some official tech specs had been published on the product page. It wasn't a complete set of internals, however, and the curious among us still wanted to know more specifics about the processor and RAM in this headgear. Thanks to some clever poking around by an early Glass user, we now know that it is powered by a TI OMAP 4430 processor (you may recall the Galaxy Nexus ran a 4460), at least 682MB of RAM and is running Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich. The folks who figured this out say they can't confirm the clock speed of that OMAP processor, nor the exact amount of RAM. With a number like 682MB, we're going to go out on a limb and say that's 1GB with some reserved by the system and hardware.

Now those aren't exactly bleeding edge specs, but when you consider that they're fitting essentially Galaxy Nexus-level specs into what is just a slightly oversized pair of glasses it's pretty impressive. As for Glass running Android 4.0, we wouldn't scoff at that much either. You have to figure that bumping up to 4.1 or 4.2 wouldn't give many tangible benefits to something with use-cases so much different from a phone or tablet.

Source: Gizmodo


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More Google Glass specs revealed: OMAP processor and ICS on board


I'd rather see them take a little bit longer and really get it right. Nobody else has anything even close to Glass. Apple is still talking about watches.

u're right but we have 7 month ahead. and after releasing the Glass they can of course schedule monthly updates.

True, they won't have carriers to go through, but I'd still rather see something polished that will have larger mass appeal/useability than releasing something that's ALMOST there.

I just saw Tomb Raider 2 again and at 1:03 Angelina Jolie comes out with the exact same concept as Glass, so the innnovation comes from making it real for consumers, yet the original idea was there way before...

@Andrew Martonik

Thanks for the post.

yeah Google Glass is a very awesome invention from google. high tech configuration, hope soon they will make it more powerful in hardware level.

Thanks in Advance