Is It Revolutionary?
Google Glass Technical Specifications
At the moment, no definitive answer as to the actual processor, technology or other details have been made available. In an article posted by The New York Times, some information was made public though we can't vouch for its authenticity. The article however stated that the glasses will run a version of Android as OS and will include GPS, and 3G or 4G internet connection.
Also, the device will be a standalone product, and will not require any remote connection with a phone or even any base processing unit to manage the information it requires. It will have everything built in its own frame. While working independently, it will however allow a connection to be established with some other devices that run Android, possibly manufactured by Google with which they may exchange information or may act as a means to store data. The head set will be able to capture pictures, and, for ease of use, these, for instance, may be stored on that particular device when communicating directly with the cloud is not possible/available.
Multiple Generation Iterations
The state of the first Google Glass eye-wear will be somewhat experimental if we are to believe official sources. In some of the presentation materials, namely a few of the videos that Google has published to hype the product, immediate connections to a multitude of contents, the ability to stream video calls and some other cool features will eventually be available. However, the first generation will not have the same amount of functions and features, instead offering only a few of them. Which one exactly is a question that remains to be answered. Google is probably trying to see if the device will catch on and if it does, and the technology evolves, it will not be uncommon to see very powerful devices, some of which may be able to employ facial detection, immediate information displays and even integration with social media. The technology sure is very interesting and is within the realm of possibility but, for now, it is only a work of speculation.
Google Glass for People Wearing Glasses
Google is covering all bases by targeting the people that already have to wear prescription glasses. After all, if one is required to carry the things with them, why not enhance their functionality? It makes sense! So, the first Google product will allow fitting with lenses for those that needs them to correct vision issues.
Price and Advertising Speculations
At the moment nobody can attest to a price point but, it is believed that the most basic version and the first to hit market will not exceed $700. The sum is a speculation from the part of New York Times. Many have speculated that Google Glass project will be nothing more than an insidious manner in which the company will be able to serve commercials targeted very specifically to the users of the glasses. It can be done and there are economic reasons to believe that such a strategy will be employed but, for not this too remains a speculation. No matter where what it will do, it is our belief that a successful project, one that will be adopted by a lot of people will stimulate other companies to create similar products. Therefore, to take the rumor mill a step further, it is very possible that other developers will produce their own glass interfaces which in turn will stimulate competition and will lead to better products, more in tune with the requirements of possible customers. At this moment all we can do is wait and hope for the best.