Google Glass: information, hesitation, competition
Wednesday, May 8 2013 | 00 h 00 min | News
Google recently released its technical specifications for its augmented reality eyewear, while making it clear that consumers will have to be patient for a little longer than planned before seeing the device on the market.
We now know that Google Glass will include a high-resolution display that is the equivalent of a 25-inch high-definition screen from eight feet away, a camera that takes 5-megapixel photos and video at 720 pixels, and 12 GB of memory, synchronized with a “cloud” service to store 16 additional gigabytes, in addition to WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity. Google urges consumers to be patient, however. People will have to wait a little while longer for the eyewear, which was supposed be on the market in 2013.
In the meantime, competition in Asia is growing. We already knew that Sony was working on its own augmented reality project. However, now Baidu, a Chinese search engine that has more hits than Google in China, is also working on a similar product. Its Baidu Eyes are said to be very similar to Google Glass, featuring an LCD display and voice control capability, as well as image and facial recognition technologies. The device is presently in the testing phase and there has been no indication as to when they might be available on the market.