Google Glass gets memory boost to 2GB

Google logoThe Google I/O conference kicks off later today, but that doesn’t mean that Google has to save all of its announcement for the show. With that in mind, the company has announced that Google Glass is getting a slight hardware/software upgrade.

After performing a few tweaks in the past year to increase battery life by 20 percent and voice searches by 10 percent, Google will now start shipping Glass with 2GB of RAM (up from 1GB) to further improve performance.

Google Glass

In a statement to The Verge, Glass product manage Steve Lee said that the move to 2GB of RAM “Will allow for more Glassware [apps] to run in parallel and for each Glassware to start more quickly. You'll notice the device generally feels a bit faster and more reliable."

Other enhancements include a viewfinder that allows you to frame a shot before capturing it. The option is brought up by simply saying “ok glass, show viewfinder.”

There are also two new Google Now cards available on Glass. One will alert you when you have a package inbound, while the second will let you know where you parked your car, if you’re the forgetful type.

For those with older versions of Glass, Google won’t be swapping out your equipment this time around as it did back in the fall. The upgraded version of Glass will only ship to customers placing new orders.

Source: DailyTech

Tags: Google, Google Glass

Comments
Add comment

Your name:
Sign in with:
or
Your comment:


Enter code:

E-mail (not required)
E-mail will not be disclosed to the third party


Last news

 
 
Highlights of the new feature update include a tweaked interface with Fluent Design elements
 
It’s now open to third-party developers and designed for smart home devices
 
Prices start at $1499 for the 13.5-inch model and $2499 for the 15-inch model
 
Users claim the Start menu isn’t working after the upgrade
 
It will release its first all-purpose AI chips by the end of 2017
 
Android 8.1 Oreo arriving on Pixel phones "in the coming weeks"
 
The Snapdragon 636 also comes with support for modern ultra-wide FHD+ displays
The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Review
The evolution of the successful smartphone, now with a waterproof body and USB Type-C
February 7, 2017 /
Samsung Galaxy TabPro S - a tablet with the Windows-keyboard
The first Windows-tablet with the 12-inch display Super AMOLED
June 7, 2016 /
Keyboards for iOS
Ten iOS keyboards review
July 18, 2015 /
Samsung E1200 Mobile Phone Review
A cheap phone with a good screen
March 8, 2015 / 4
Creative Sound Blaster Z sound card review
Good sound for those who are not satisfied with the onboard solution
September 25, 2014 / 2
Samsung Galaxy Gear: Smartwatch at High Price
The first smartwatch from Samsung - almost a smartphone with a small body
December 19, 2013 /
 
 

News Archive

 
 
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031    




Poll

Do you use microSD card with your phone?
or leave your own version in comments (4)