Google Glass officially released the kernel software

The attention paid to the novelty of the year, Google Glass, remains consistently high for obvious reasons and in the meantime the company of Mountain View continues to promote the success of its product, enhancing the tools available for early adopters and developers of these devices. Robert Scoble, well known blogger and technologist, a few hours ago published a welcome review. It was positive for the device and of what is his experience with the Google Glass. However, the latest news on the glasses for augmented reality go much deeper, to the soul of Glass.

Google Glass Android

Google Glass Android

In the heart of Glass

About two weeks ago they started shipping the first units of Google Glass that have begun to reach the selected candidates who are able to buy what is called Explorer Edition also ending up first in the hands of developers. Now even the source code of the kernel, the core of the operating system which we know is Android, has been made public and is available for download with a size of 69 MB. The release follows a short distance to jailbreak your device, an operation deliberately made ​​easy by the development team in the words of the technical coordinator of the project, Stephen Lau.

Google Glass model

Google Glass model

Among the various features found during the exploration of the code, the support for NFC is certainly mentioned. We know the technical specifications of Glass such as the 5 megapixel camera capable of capturing 720p video and the audio system in bone conduction but no list is cited in an enable NFC. The hypothesis is that it will be both a default implementation linked to Android or a simple error analysis. In addition to that the source speaks of the ability to take pictures blinked and to zoom in the browser via gesture with two fingers.

Google Glass World

Google Glass World

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