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Google Glass will grab 3G/4G data from Android phones or the Apple iPhone

0. phoneArena 23 Feb 2013, 14:28 posted on

As we told you, Google is allowing more pre-orders of Google Glass for $1,500, but you first must be selected after writing an essay on clever ways to use the device; as it turns out, Google Glass will not have a built in cellular radio and instead will pull down data over Wi-Fi or via a Bluetooth-connected Android phone or an Apple iPhone...

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posted on 23 Feb 2013, 14:31 3

1. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


but can i smoke it?

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 17:25 3

13. Mxyzptlk (limited) (Posts: 3510; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


No but you can "see" it.

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 14:32 4

2. mocir (Posts: 20; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


No hate please but I genuinely think that Google Glass will be another hardware fail from Google.

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 17:24 3

12. Mxyzptlk (limited) (Posts: 3510; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


I can't really see this taking off or anything. People thought the Q would be good but as you can see it was silently killed by google.

Not all innovation can be practical.

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 19:25 4

22. p0rkguy (Posts: 683; Member since: 23 Nov 2010)


I don't think anybody genuinely thought the Q was going to be good.
But then again that's true for all TV add-ons, you're better off getting a smart TV which offers a bigger screen and online services.
The Q wasn't even an innovation, just something Google threw out there to try and compete with Apple.
Will it be the last of the Nexus Q? If it doesn't show up in Google I/O 2013 then one can only hope it makes a comeback in 5 years.

Google Glass however is an innovation and seems to be hitting it off judging by YouTube views. The only thing they have to do now is push it into today's fashion, which Apple used to have a lock on but slowly losing its recognition. Allowing the Glass to be both Android and iOS compatible is a good start.

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 20:49 4

26. lyndon420 (Posts: 1733; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


Let me guess...not innovative because there is no apple logo on it?

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 14:47 7

3. boosook (Posts: 984; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


Oh, come on! That was obvious. First of all, noone would use a device with a cellular 3g/4g antenna so close to the brain. I don't even think it would be allowed by regulations!
What's more, the glasses would need a bigger battery that would probably be too big and heavy to be used for the glasses.
Do you really think that Apple would make the impossible possible?

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 15:08 1

4. Tsoliades (Posts: 211; Member since: 22 Dec 2012)


I'd rather have it that way anyway. Cancer rates with a cellular radio that close to your brain will skyrocket. Bluetooth is safe.

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 15:08

5. valapsp (Posts: 474; Member since: 12 Aug 2011)


Not at all. I'm fine with tethering.

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 15:15 2

6. speckledapple (Posts: 879; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)


but will it blend?

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 16:35 1

8. bluescreen (Posts: 154; Member since: 22 Nov 2012)


will u blend is the real question!

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 16:29 3

7. darkvadervip (Posts: 309; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)


1500 dollar crap that's just going to get you robbed or broke.

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 18:43

19. lolioslol (banned) (Posts: 182; Member since: 10 Dec 2012)


You actually do have a good point about getting robbed. Hadn't thought about that...

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 16:39 1

9. Supaheight (Posts: 66; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)


Even luxury glasses aren't that expensive if the price does not go down well it'll sure be a fail Google i've believed in you since i first saw you i knew you had potential but please the fact that brought me to you was your affordable devices and Features so don't start pricing like apple for real it makes me sick of seeing you guys falling for them.

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 18:28 2

17. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


China model coming for $500 soon :)

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 19:49 2

23. quakan (Posts: 1177; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)


The price is high due to it being new technology. This technology wasn't produced cheaply and R&D is expensive. LCD Flat screens were once very expensive until that new technology became yesterday's technology. Just give it some time.

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 16:46

10. Supaheight (Posts: 66; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)


Even luxury glasses aren't that expensive if the price does not go down well it'll sure be a fail Google i've believed in you since i first saw you i knew you had potential but please the fact that brought me to you was your affordable devices and Features so don't start pricing like apple for real it makes me sick of seeing you guys falling for them.

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 18:18 1

15. Tsoliades (Posts: 211; Member since: 22 Dec 2012)


It's not going to be priced like this once it's out on the mass market.

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 16:47

11. Supaheight (Posts: 66; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)


Even luxury glasses aren't that expensive if the price does not go down well it'll sure be a fail Google i've believed in you since i first saw you i knew you had potential but please the fact that brought me to you was your affordable devices and Features so don't start pricing like apple for real it makes me sick of seeing you guys falling for them. Plus google you know this well if you were like that since you started you would have never got where you are i mean wouldn't have got so far

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 18:26 2

16. JonBjSig (Posts: 176; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)


$1500 is for the explorer program, they haven't begun mass production yet so it's going to be a little steep.
Once it hits the market it'll cost around $500.

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 04:30

29. Supaheight (Posts: 66; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)


Oh ok so thanks cause i really thought this was the final price, but i'm pretty sure the explorer has more features than the original one right but the original version still good right?

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 17:53

14. metalspy101 (limited) (Posts: 53; Member since: 15 Dec 2012)


wHAT ABOUT battery life the most important factor ???????????????????????????????????????????

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 18:40

18. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


So after this there will be too many people seen talking to themselves? ... some tilting head up to turn it on and some tilting in other directions to fire something else. ... essentially behave like a zombie controlled by Google commands ... come thumb me down :)

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 19:05

21. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1195; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)


You must have never seen anybody talk with a bluetooth headset while wearing glasses with their phones in their pockets. Guess you don't get out much.
Maybe your pissed that Apple/Microsoft/BB were not first. Apple was too busy trying to sue the pants off of Android OEM's then working in the lab innovating.

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 21:16

27. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


Wrong presumption ... have seen many talk with bluetooth but they don't swing their heads up and down to do what they want to do ... prefer being a normal human being than be controlled by commands from command center (title head up to turn device on. tilt sideways to see submenu ... and so on ... ) ... just because it is coming from Google i don't have to accept it blindly ... do I?

Looks like your are pissed that this was a Google product and criticized ... i don't even use iDevice :)

Anyways i use two glasses (for sight correction) so this isn't for people like me in any case ... already fed up of carrying 2 glasses can;t add the third one ..

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 18:56 4

20. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1195; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)


I'm 100% OK with tethering. I don't see these glasses replacing my Note2 or Note 3. Plus I don't want a 2 year contract on glasses.

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 20:31

25. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6399; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


yeah i don't want too PAY TOO THOSE GREEDY carriers over charging with cap data

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 20:30

24. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6399; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


"OK GOOGLE" RELEASE DATE AND PRICE tag for us CONSUMERS

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 01:56

28. yougotkilled1 (Posts: 167; Member since: 27 Apr 2011)


I can see these glasses eating up so much data T__T. This is why they need to bring back unlimited data to AT&T and Verizon. Stuff like this would fully be used if unlimited data without caps would still be around.

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 08:41

30. roscuthiii (Posts: 1789; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


"Considering the rivalry between Google and Apple, the decision by the gang at Mountain View to allow iOS connectivity would seem unusual at first glance."

Err... do you delegate your work out to interns or something? You do know iOS devices use Google products/services like Google Search, Google Maps, etc. right? Being anti-cross platform is definitely not something Google is about.

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 07:18

31. Valdomero (Posts: 121; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)


He was meaning about Android vs iOS.

But yes, you're right about the integration Google has with other OS's.

I really didn't see unusual the iOS connectivity, Google saw a good market to exploit with Apple consumers.

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