Google Glass is frequently become the hottest point of interest of many gadget lovers. Just 6 to 8 months left and this product will be available in the market for consumers. Recently, it is in the hands of developers. Now software developments, debugging tools and specs of this product have been revealed. It is expected to come at the price of around $1500. |
Google Glass - Configuration When it comes to the specs according to Google, this product will come with the display of high-resolution, 5 MP camera and 720p video quality. With Bluetooth and 802.11 b/g Wi-Fi, it will be available with 16 GB Flash Memory and 12 GB expandable memory. It will also come with charger and USB cable.
Texas Instruments had targeted OMAP in the smart phone market first of all. However, it has experienced market share losses due to other rivals such as Qualcomm. Now, OMAP is refocusing on broader customer market. For example, OMAP 4430 is installed in Amazon’s Kindle Fire. In Google Glass, the main processor is going to be OMAP 4430 and it will come with 1GB RAM.
Google Glass – Sensors App developers are currently using 16 sensors which are also the leading part of Google Android Sensor Management System. They are – • MPL Gyroscope • MPL Magnetic Field • MPL Accelerometer • MPL Orientation • MPL Linear Acceleration • MPL Rotation Vector • MPL Gravity • LTR Light Sensor • Gravity Sensor • Rotation Vector • Linear Acceleration • Corrected Gyroscope • Orientation Sensor
MPL refers “Motion Processing Library” and they haven’t all physical sensors. Located either in the OMAP or sensor hub controller, the 9 axis sensor fusion algorithm transforms the data of sensor into OS and API information being the integral part of Google Android Sensor Management System. The app developers are recently working with virtual sensors such as Device Orientation, 3D Inclinometer, 3D Compass, 3D Accelerometer and 3D Gyrometer. There are fewer actual sensors from which data will be transformed. For example, accelerometer derives orientation and linear acceleration. Apart from various non-MEMS sensors, Google Glass functions with MEMS based accelerometer, gyroscope and magnetometer.
Summary This way, we can easily say that Google is involving a bunch of technologies in this small package. Obviously you have to pay thousands of dollars for using this package of technologies. However, we can wait for its price to come down with high demand over time. These technologies in Google Glass will work with sensor fusion algorithm and wide range of sensors and developers will include motion tracking, augmented reality and various other apps.
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