On April 15, 2013, Google announced that they will launch their product called Google glass also called Project glass. Basically, this prototype was an optical head – mount display which was designed as spectacles and this would ease the life of people at a great level.
Google Glass was developed by ‘X’. Their aim was to produce some ubiquitous computers which could fit in a daily using object and can help people. Google glass was manufactured by Foxconn. It was publically available on May 15, 2014.
- It has a storage of 16 GB flash memory and usable memory is 12 GB.
- It has an optical head – mount display and is a wearable technology.
- Its price was $1500 in 2013.
- Its operating system is glass OS.
- CPU: OMAP 4430 on a chip.
- It has a dual-core processor.
- RAM : 2 GB
- Display: prism projector.
- It consists of 640 x 360 pixels.
- Controls: voice commanded and slide panel on the right side of the specs.
- Controller input : “my glass phone” mobile app.
- Camera : 5MP photos and 720p video recorder.
- Connectivity : Bluetooth, micro USB, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g.
- Power: 570 mAh internal ion battery.
- Weight: 36 g.
These were some of the specifications for Google Glass.
Introduction to Glasses
On January 15, 2015, Google announced that they will stop the production of Google glasses. It was due to too much criticism and safety concerns. But the real reason behind it was In February 2015, The New York Times reports states that Google Glass was being redesigned by former Apple executive Tony Fadell and that the Google glasses would not be released publically until he wanted it to be “perfect”.
And on July 2017, it was announced that Google will start the production of their new Google glass enterprise edition for the companies like Boeing. Google Glass Enterprise Edition has already been with success employed by Dr Ned Sahin to assist kids with syndrome learn social skills.
A touchpad is available on the aspect of Google Glass, permitting users to manage the device by swiping through a timeline-like interface displayed on the screen. Slippy backwards shows current events, like weather, and slippy forward shows past events, like phone calls, photos, circle updates, etc.
Google Glass has the flexibility to require five MP photos and record 720p HD video.
The adventurer version of Google Glass uses
a liquid on Si (LCoS)(based on Associate in Nursing LCoS chip from Himax), field-sequential colour system, crystal rectifier well-lighted show. The display’s crystal rectifier illumination is initial P-polarise and so shines through the in-coupling polarising beam splitter (PBS) to the LCoS panel.
The panel reflects the sunshine and alters it to S-polarization at active component detector sites. The in-coupling PBS then reflects the S-polarised areas of sunshine at 45° through the out-coupling beam splitter to a collimating reflector at the opposite finish. Finally, the out-coupling beam splitter (which could be a partially reflective mirror, not a polarising beam splitter) reflects the collimated lightweight another 45° and into the wearer’s eye.
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