Google Glass runs on Android. Google’s CEO, Larry Page, confirmed that the latest gadget that is on every geek’s must-have list runs on the same OS that powers 70% of the world’s smartphones. To a question regarding the transportability of Android, Page replied that “Glass runs on Android, so it’s (Android) been pretty transportable across devices, and I think that will continue.”
Larry Page wearing Google Glass
It is getting increasingly clear that Google Glass is not a niche experimental product and Google is serious about this futuristic gadget. Elaborating on his experience while using the device Page said, “I get chills when I use a product that is the future, and that happens when I use Glass. Someday we'll all be amazed that computing involved fishing around in pockets and purses.” Many have felt that the $1500 tag was too high for the Glass and the Google CEO made it clear that the Glass was not a luxury product but the price will stay high for a while.
Earlier this week Google had revealed some of the specifications of the Glass. Google has also released a developer preview for the Mirror API.
Last week, Google had revealed that the company will be shipping Glass to developers within the coming month, but the search giant hasn't given any concrete date for the device.
The Google CEO also said he was very excited by what he has seen at Motorola, which Google acquired almost a year ago. “…having seen Motorola’s upcoming products myself, I am really excited about the potential there. In just under a year they’ve accomplished a lot and have impressive velocity and execution”, Page said.
Page also gave a peek into the sort of devices we could see from Motorola in the future. He hinted that the focus would be durability and ability to use the device without having to worry about them. Something that could withstand spilled drinks and drops. The other area he touched upon was battery life. Talking about that he said, “Battery life is a challenge for most people … you shouldn't need to carry a charger around with you to make it through the day.”
All these developments build up beautifully for Google as the company readies itself for the Google I/O event slated to begin on May 15th. It is expected that much more information would be revealed about the products from Motorola during the 2-day event.
Publish date: April 19, 2013 5:34 pm| Modified date: December 19, 2013 11:10 am