Google is currently gearing up for their big Google I/O conference, which is being held in May of this year. And the Google Glass project is expected to be the main focus of this year’s conference. Even though the exact public Google Glass release date is not until sometime in 2014, buzz is heating up. The winners of the #ifihadglass campaign have recently been notified that they can pick up Google Glass in person in either L.A., San Francisco or New York in the next month. Google’s Eric Schmidt revealed the loose timeline of Google Glass release date during a weekend radio interview, according to Dvice.com
We also recently got a sneak peak of the Google Glass specs, and today, a hint at a super cool/super creepy feature. According to TheNextWeb, you can wink to take a photo! Here are some of the other Google Glass’s specs that we know today. Google Glass’s high resolution display with be “the equivalent of a 25 inch high definition screen from eight feet away – mostly likely a 640×360 pixel resolution as noted in its developer guide. Glass will feature a 5 megapixel camera that can do 720p video. It will come with 12 GB of usable memory, synced with Google cloud storage. 16 GB Flash total. One full day of typical use. Some features, like Hangouts and video recording, are more battery intensive. Wifi and Bluetooth capability. The MyGlass companion app requires Android 4.0.3 (Ice Cream Sandwich) or higher. MyGlass enables GPS and SMS messaging.
With thousands of developers now focusing on Google Glasses, there will be some incredible applications and use cases coming out in the next month. And we’ll be covering as much as we can.
Get ready for more early adopters (read: wealthy nerds) to be spotted rocking Google Glasses. We will continue to keep a local beat on Google Glass and if you see anyone wearing them on your daily commute, let us know! What do you think of Google Glass? How would you use it today?