Google Glass is Powered by Texas Instruments SoC and 1GB of RAM
4/26/2013 by: Denis Jelec
With many hackers, developers and enthusiasts receiving their own Google Glass units, it was only a matter of time before some of them started digging through the information that could be extracted from the gadget. Aside from some specifications offered by Google earlier this month, developer Jay Lee managed to fill (all of) the gaps.
Glass runs Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich and Jay Lee used the Android Debug Bridge (ADB) tool to access some hardware related information. It is powered by a dual-core Texas Instruments OMAP 4430 SoC and 682MB of RAM (available to developers). While there are 4 revs of the OMAP 4430, apparently the one used in the Glass is rev 3, the same/similarly clocked chip previously found in the Kindle Fire, Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 and 10.1 and some other (year old) tablets/smartphones.
What Google unveiled earlier is that Glass offers 16GB of flash memory (12GB usable) and a camera that can snap 5MP photos or 720p video. Integrated battery should provide “a full day of typical usage” and a mini-projector/display has a resolution of 640x360. Google claims that “High resolution display is the equivalent of a 25 inch high definition screen from eight feet away.”
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