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New Google Glass specs emerge: OMAP 4430 processor, 1GB RAM

Thanks to developer Jay Lee, we have received even more details on what is powering Google Glass.
April 26, 2013
Google Glass

Last week, some Google Glass specs were officially posted on Google’s support website. Thanks to developer Jay Lee, we have received even more details on what is powering the next-generation technology. After developer Liam McLoughlin posted on Twitter saying Google Glass was easy to root, Jay tested the claim to much success, capturing the following info:

Google Glass

While it was previously known to be running on a custom version of Android, we now know the TI OMAP 4430 is onboard. It is unknown if the processor is dual-core, as there were issues figuring out the exact speed. When it comes to RAM, Jay found 682MB available. After reading kernel messages, he believes there is in fact 1GB of RAM total, with the missing portion going towards another hardware function (the OS, maybe).

Jay posted the full text files, and you can view them in Google Drive. Over the past week, developers who paid $1500 at I/O last year have started receiving their Google Glass units. So far, feedback has been relatively positive. Glass obviously has a few issues, as does anything so forward-thinking. Issues with joining a WiFi network or with displaying text have been reported, but we’re sure those will be worked out in short order with so many developers on board.

According to a recent report from research firm IHS, ”smart glasses’ could reach shipments of 10 million by 2016. However, with Google Glass being around a year away from launching to consumers, it is still too early to accurately determine how successful the eyewear will be.