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Google Glass Specs Include "Full Day" Battery

Google Glass Specs Include

The specs for Google Glass are finally available and fairly impressive for a first generation product. The camera is capable of taking 5 MP photos and 720p video. Connectivity will be provided thorough WiFi 802.11b/g and Bluetooth. Storage will come from 16 GB of flash memory with 12 GB of that available to the user and synced with Google's cloud storage offering.

The question with these specs, as anyone with a high end smart phone knows too well, is how do they impact battery life. According to Google, users can expect "one full day of typical use. Some features, like Hangouts and video recording, are more battery intensive." The supplied micro USB cable and charger should make powering up more convenient but the ambiguous "typical use" doesn't provide a clear picture of what users can really expect.

Google has made it very clear however that third party ads will not be allowed as outlined on its Glass Platform Developer Policies page.

"You may not serve or include any advertisements in your API Client," the Mirror API terms of service state. "You may not use user data from your API Client for advertising purposes. You may not sell or transmit any user data received from your API Client(s) to a third-party ad network or service, data broker, or other advertising or marketing provider. For the avoidance of doubt, user data from the API Client(s) may not be used for Third-Party Ad Serving."

An pre-production version of Google Glass is being made available to developers and early adopters soon. General availability is scheduled for the end of 2013 and should cost "less than $1,500."

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