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Possible Google Glass details and specs emerge

August 1, 2012

From sweet baby story to how cool/scary the future can be, Google Glass has given us geeks – and apparently Google’s CEO himself – things to be excited about. Lucky folks who attended Google I/O 2012 and were given the chance to pre-order the Google Glass Explorer Edition for the princely sum of $1,500 know that the device can take pictures and stream video, but it’s still not clear what else they can look forward to when they open the package come 2013.

Here’s the latest scoop on Google Glass, as shared by a developer that was invited to a recent Google Glass Explorer Hangout session – we’re talking about possible specs and features here. According to said developer, Google Glass will sport specs similar to “a high-end smartphone like Galaxy Nexus,” but minus the cellular radio. This means users will have access to WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS and other sensors. While Google Glass should be able to function on its own, we may see more uses if the device is tethered to a phone to access data. Think of it as the equivalent of a smart watch, but one that you wear as glasses.

Google apparently will prepare a cloud syncing APIs for Google Glass to display notification and push data. No other information was given, except that it will be different from what current Android phones and tablets have to offer. Seeing that the device won’t be available for mainstream customers for a couple of more years, Google is still actively seeking inputs from the developer community on any interesting concepts that can be turned into reality.

And as for something that will definitely be welcomed by the community, Google Glass will be an open device. This means it’ll be open season for all tinkerers and tweakers once and when the device hits the market.

Now let’s hear it from our readers; what features do you want to see on Google Glass?