Do you think Google Glass version 2 is a revolutionary gadget ? Google Glass Explorer Edition is a headset, or we can say head mounted display which is worn like a pair of eyeglasses. The Google glasses was developed with the mission of producing a ubiquitous computers. Google Glass displays information like hands free format. Google Glass v2 communicate with Internet via natural voice commands.
Google Glass version 2 is the controversial wearable that everyone mocks until they’re in a position to demo it. Then they’re awful nice. That’s because the sci-fi-looking beta testers who don Google Glass version2 still turn heads and are peppered with questions more than a year like, How does it work? What does it feel like?
Google started selling prototype of Google Glass to qualified “Glass Explorers” in US on April, 2013 for $1500. On January 15, 2015, Google announced that it stopped production of Google Glass prototype but remained committed to the development of the product.
Now, Google’s wearable tech gadget granted a patent this week for glass like heads up display that could be fix to a person’s head with a flexible bend. The wearable Google Glass version 2 would be adjustable and only sit on one side of the wearer’s face. It don’t have glass actually, resemble a thin pair of metal frame without the lenses.
Google Glass is now reportedly called Project Aura
Google’s smart glasses just can’t keep a single name. The project initially called Project Glass, was renamed to Google Glass in 2013, and is now called Project Aura. Google discontinued Glass earlier this year, now it named it project Aura with the intentions of developing a successor of Google Glass version 1.
Google Glass version 2 Features
- Touchpad: A touchpad is located on the side of Google glass alowing users to control the device by swiping through a timeline like interface displayed on screen. Sliding forward shows past events like phone calls, photos and Sliding backward shows currents events like weather.
- Camera: Google glass has 5-megapixel camera has abiloty to take pictures and record 720p HD video. It control by voice command, Say Okay Glass, take a picture. It will automatically capture a picture which you are watching in front of you.
- Display: The Google Glass version 2 uses a liquid crystal on silicon, field-sequential color system, LED illuminated display. The display’s LED illumination is first P-polarized and then shines through the in-coupling polarizing bean splitter (PBS) to the LCoS panel.
- MyGlass: Google offers a companion Android and iOS app called MyGlass, which allows the user to configure and manage the device.
- Voice activation: Other than the touchpad, Google Glass can be controlled using “voice actions”. To activate Glass, wearers tilt their heads 30° upward (which can be altered for preference) or tap the touchpad, and say “O.K., Glass.” Once Glass is activated, wearers can say an action, such as “Take a picture”, “Record a video”, “Hangout with [person/Google+ circle]”, “Google ‘What year was Wikipedia founded?'”, “Give me directions to the this place”, and “Send a message to specific person”.
|Model||Google Glass or Project Glass|
|Operating System||Google OS|
|CPU||OMAP 4430 system on a chip, dual-core processor|
|Storage Memory||16 GB flash memory total (12 GB of usable memory)|
|Display||Prism projector, 640×360 pixels (equivalent of a 25 in/64 cm screen from 8 ft/2.4 m away|
|Sound||Bone conduction transducer|
|Input||Voice command through microphone, accelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometer, ambient light sensor, proximity sensor.|
|Controller Input||Touchpad, MyGlass mobile app|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g, Bluetooth, micro USB|
|Power||570 mAh internal lithium ion battery|
|Recording||HD 720p video|
|Backward compatibility||Any Bluetooth-capable phone; MyGlass companion app requires Android 4.0.3 (Ice Cream Sandwich) or higher or any iOS 7.0 or higher|
- Android 4.4
- 640×360 Himax HX7309 LCoS display
- 5-megapixel camera, capable of 720p video recording
- Wi-Fi 802.11b/g
- 16 GB storage (12 GiB available including OS)
- Texas Instruments OMAP 4430 SoC 1.2 GHz Dual (ARMv7)
- 2 GiB RAM
- 3 axis gyroscope
- 3 axis accelerometer
- 3 axis magnetometer (compass)
- Ambient light sensing and proximity sensor
- Bone conduction audio transducer
- Prescription frames available
In February 2015, The New York Times reported that Google Glass was being redesigned by former Apple executive Tony Fadell, and that it would not be released until he deemed it to be “perfect.”