Great Russian review of Google Glass
For those who do not like to watch - under the cut text.
In general, of course, it’s better to watch the video to understand how the Glass interface works: in the review this is shown. Plus, there is a lyrical obstruction (hello to Vladimir FilFak!)
Appearance of Glass
The basis of Glass is a titanium frame with clumsy arches. The frame is strong, but flexible.
All the iron and battery of Google Glass is in a small and very light plastic case.
Glasses, case, sun glasses (black), windshields (transparent), MicroUSB
- Android 4.0.3 + Google Glass launcher
- Display projector with a resolution of 640 by 360 pixels
- Dual-core TI OMAP 4430 (Cortex-A9) with a frequency of 1.2 GHz
- 1 GB RAM
- Wi-Fi 802.11b / g
- 16 GB of internal memory
- 5 megapixel camera with the ability to record video 720p
- Battery: presumably 700-800 mAh
To turn on the glasses, you must either tilt your head back high or just click on the touch area of the glasses: it is on the handle and recognizes pressing, scrolling right / left and up / down.
The user sees the Glass window from the top right, so this does not distract from the environment. The size and position of the eyes are also different for everyone, so the projector can be moved.
In working order, the main screen of the glasses is a card with the inscription “Ok, Glass”.
To the left of this screen is the glasses menu: those cards that cannot be changed or rearranged: the last route, calendar, weather and settings: here you can see how much charge the glasses have and what is on, Wi-Fi or Bluetooth.
To the right of the “Ok, Glass” window there are timed cards: here are my photos, videos, SMS, tweets, Facebook messages and other cards from applications.
The applications here work as follows: first, in your Google Glass account, you copy your ID and “give” it to some application, whether it be Facebook, Twitter or The New York Times. And after this application, cards are sent, and what is in this card is determined by the application itself. It can be news, a picture, a tweet or something else.
In addition to the card interface, Glass works with the following voice commands:
- Record video: “ok, glass, record a video.”
- Take a picture: “ok, glass, take a picture.”
- Launch Google Now: “ok, glass, [question ]. ”
- Launch of Google+ hangout:“ ok, glass, hang out with [person / circle]. ”
- Search:“ ok, glass, google [search query]. ”
- Search for photos:“ ok, glass, google photos of [search query]. ”
- Translation:“ ok, glass, say [text] in [language]. ”
- Navigation:“ ok, glass, give directions to [place]. ”
- Sending messages:“ ok, glass, send a message to [name]. ”
- Weather display:“ ok, glass, how is the weather in [location]? ”
- Display of flight information: “ok, glass, when does flight [flight number] depart from [airport]?” It
recognizes, admit, very clearly and my “terrible” English points are understood with a bang.
Google Glass is a standalone product, but it needs the Internet. You can get it either using your phone, and then using Glass you can read / write SMS and accept / reject / dial calls. Or connect glasses to a Wi-Fi access point.
Regarding the phone, the question immediately arises: how to go all day with Internet sharing? What about the charge, does the battery drain quickly? Not. The main battery eater is the screen, respectively, if the glasses replace the phone for you: you don’t get it, and the screen eats a lot more than Internet sharing, so by the end of the day on the phone a little less than half the battery, but the glasses can completely sit down. In addition, if you start shooting videos, you can put them in an hour.
You quickly get used to the logic of the points system in a day. And you understand how comfortable the glasses themselves are, Google really tried. The cost of points is $ 1,600. This is due to the fact that this development and assembly is almost manual and there are only about 2 thousand of them in the world. In the future, Glass will cost between 300 and 500 dollars.
I would like to believe that a person sees in the future something incredible, something special. And I like to innovate in myself: if Google Glass still enters the market, I will be happy to use it, it is much more convenient than a smartphone.
PS Dear Khabravchians, if you have any questions regarding the operation of the glasses and the glasses themselves - ask, I will be happy to answer them.
PPS Unfortunately, I can’t answer the question “Where did they get it?”
UPD In one of the videos from Google I / O, where the developers answered the questions from the audience, the person involved in the hardware called the resolution Glass - WVGA, i.e. 800x480. Thanks for the tip of Dmytro Zuenko