Hype about Google Glass has been circulating the Internet as long as the company has been working on its smart glasses technology. The tech company itself has done plenty to get technophiles interested in its upcoming product, too.
Features of Google Glass will allow you to take photos and 720p videos while using voice controls. The unit will then be able to upload those photos to social networks. Google’s smart glasses expands upon the voice controls of Android smartphones, allowing you to perform searches via Google, send text messages or translate your voice. You’ll be able to answer the phone or get driving directions.
The glasses will have a light but strong appearance, and Google will provide them in colors such as black, white, blue and orange. According to Project Glass, Google’s glasses will be modular, meaning that you can add frames or lenses to meet your own sight requirements. Google is still in the process of perfection frames for prescription glasses, however.
The full specifications of Google Glass have not been released by the company; however, you can safely assume that Google Glass will use Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity to interface with your phone and the Internet, respectively. Furthermore, GPS chips facilitate Google Map directions. A microphone detects voice commands to Google Glass.
Control Glass with Your Words
Google’s voice recognition system requires you to say “Ok, Glass” to activate the glasses and perform an action. Known commands include:
OK, glass, record a video.
OK, glass, take a picture.
OK, glass, Google [search query].
OK, glass, send [name] that [message].
OK, glass, how is the weather in [location]?
OK, glass, give directions to [place].
Glass will use voice commands similar to Apple’s virtual assistant, Siri, on the iPhone.
Google has encouraged buzz about Glass by starting a Twitter and Google+ hashtag, which required users to state what they would do with Glass if they had it. The company promised that the best entries would win entrants their very own pair of Google Glass. Google has since closed the competition but promises that users will be able to get their hands on Glass in the future.
The company is expected to let 8,000 entrants test the new product before it hits shelves later this year or in early 2014. Google is still passing out invitations to the winners of the contest. Before this, developers could pay $1,5000 to test Google Glass. The tech giant also
The Newest Info On Glass
The latest reports show that Google Glass will be manufactured in California for American consumers. Foxconn Technology Group, which also manufactures many Apple products, will be responsible for bringing Glass to life in mass quantities.
Google hasn’t released a lot of hard numbers about the capabilities or hardware of Glass; however, the company has shown multiple pictures and videos taken by the glasses. As manufacturing becomes more intense, you can expect to find out more about Glass’s abilities, and maybe even try it for yourself.