Google Glass Gets Updated Ahead of Google I/O Keynote
Google has refreshed its rather controversial Google Glass ahead of the keynote tomorrow at June 25th 9AM PT. Glass was one of the very few devices that saw a public beta testing phase and Google thanks the testers for the input that has made it possible to make Glass even better.
The tech giant suggest that an extended public test period has allowed the company to constantly improve the device based on the user feedback. While we were earlier expecting to see a Google Glass launch at I/O tomorrow, seems like Glass is only seeing a little upgrade and slight modifications in terms of both the software and hardware.
Google Glass improved:
Steve Lee, Google Glass product manager, has shared the details of the improvements that include an increase RAM size, bigger battery, and software enhancements. Google promises that Glass users will feel a bit faster and more reliable experience now that the RAM has been increased. Improvements also include a viewfinder geared to help user take better shots. When activated, the four corners of Glass screen will see an L frame to have a better shot.
While Google swapped the older Glass headsets in Fall when it added the prescription lenses compatibility, it is not doing so this time. No Glass for consumers tomorrow; no new Google Glass headsets for older testers!
Here are the details shared on Google+ by the Glass team:
Thanks to you, Glass just got even better
The Explorer Program has been an exciting ride, and as a result of your feedback, we’ve picked up the pace on making more improvements. In the last year we’ve made over a dozen software and several hardware updates. For example, we’ve improved battery life by over 20%, made voice search 10% faster and brought you frames, shades and prescription support. With I/O about to kick off, we wanted to share some of the most recent improvements we’ll be rolling out. You asked for…
an easier way to frame your shots, so we bring you viewfinder. When you say “ok glass, show the viewfinder” you’ll see white L’s in the four corners of your Glass screen. You can then either take a photo by saying “ok glass, take a picture,” with a wink, or by pushing the camera button.
more Google Now cards, so we launched two new ones to remind you where you parked your car and let you know when packages are coming your way. Stay tuned for more to come.
better performance, so Glass will now start shipping with 2GB of RAM.
– Source: Google+