Google's Project Glass to arrive earlier, in stores by the end of this year, but with no cellular connectivity
0. phoneArena posted on 22 Feb 2013, 12:01
Google’s futuristic Project Glass could arrive earlier than expected and be available on store shelves by the end of this year…
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1. kartik4u98 posted on 22 Feb 2013, 12:11 4 1
Really excited about Google Glass and its evolution in 2014 and so on !
2. valapsp posted on 22 Feb 2013, 12:26 2 0
Was it supposed to come with cellular connectivity? Tethering it to a smartphone does the job I think.
And what happens to OK glass command?
3. hobble posted on 22 Feb 2013, 12:37 0 0
That's fine, I'll just tether it. Now tell me the price and take my money!
4. JonBjSig posted on 22 Feb 2013, 12:42 2 0
I don't think it makes sense to have a cellular radio in the Glass, it takes up space and it uses a lot of power.
It makes much more sense for the glass to just use your phone's cellular data and I think that's what Google had in mind from the get-go.
6. Victor.H posted on 22 Feb 2013, 13:10 0 0
Yep, it could have been the plan all along. To me Glass makes much more sense with cellular connectivity, so can't agree with you on this one. It's also a matter of compromise, though. It's easier to ship something with Wi-Fi only then to certify for carriers. Battery life is also an issue.
9. jsobotka posted on 22 Feb 2013, 13:45 0 0
It's about time we start reducing redundancy in our devices. Think about it... if you always have your smartphone with you, and it is always connected via cellular or wi-fi, then there is no point in Glass supporting either of those. Tether it via bluetooth and leave out all other radios to reduce cost, size, and weight, and improve battery life.
Unfortunately, though, the cellular providers will push back on this.
11. TylerGrunter posted on 22 Feb 2013, 14:02 2 0
Are you certain it will be Wi-Fi? To me it would make a lot more sense doing the connection via Bluetooth, mainly the 4.0 version, as it would be a lot friendlier for the battery both for the phone and the Glass.
5. lolioslol (banned) posted on 22 Feb 2013, 12:56 3 0
Now THIS is innovation! Not something I would use since I would feel like an assh*le using it, but love the tech and potential applications!
8. rusticguy posted on 22 Feb 2013, 13:36 0 0
Apple launched iGlass in 2015 as by then many of the things in this glass would be public and so easier to copy ... wait a minute, are we also looking at S-Glass in 2014 because Sammy is faster in execution than Apple? ... or who knows a Chinese version for $150 in 2014 :D
10. RaKithAPeiRiZ posted on 22 Feb 2013, 13:49 0 0
a bit safer than having cellular modules next to your head for long term exposure
12. InspectorGadget80 posted on 22 Feb 2013, 14:53 0 0
This is great news. I guess Google wants too push their GLASS for the holidays sales i mean it won't be with out GOOGLE GLASS if their going too open up their GOOGLE STORE just hope they will open one up in D.C. don't think can make a tripe too NY for their store opening
13. Valdomero posted on 22 Feb 2013, 15:18 1 0
I prefer it being Wi-Fi only, I have an Wi-Fi only iPad and I like to use my phone as hotspot when I'm out of Wi-Fi range to use the iPad, for the Glass it would be the same configuration.
Battery wise, it would drain the cellphone's battery very quick, maybe bluetooth or an improved NFC?
14. rob5150 posted on 22 Feb 2013, 16:39 0 0
from the article...
Glass will ship with no cellular connectivity option. That will significantly limit what you can do with it as the device is voice driven and voice is processed on the cloud.'
Jelly Bean has offline voice installed.
so voice is still possible, if its based on jelly bean, furthermore. whatever system it ships with will be a year newer/advanced than jelly bean
15. Nikolas.Oliver (limited) posted on 22 Feb 2013, 20:58 0 0
If it cost the same as nexus 4 I would certainly buy it
16. toiletcleaner posted on 22 Feb 2013, 21:11 0 0
just take my money. i dont need a cellular connection, thats why i have my phone for
17. ankitp posted on 22 Feb 2013, 21:30 0 0
ohooo...,homemade porn will be more exciting on this glass :P
18. aahmed215 posted on 23 Feb 2013, 02:00 0 0
"The device is equipped with an LED light that switches on when you record video, much like a webcam. By the looks of it, that light cannot be turned off easily (that’s our assumption here), which would again make it very obvious to passers-by you are recording them."
There goes my Stifmeister Productions.
19. soshi posted on 23 Feb 2013, 09:50 0 0
tethering consume much more phone battery, so not only useless but also lesser your phone usage
20. ChafedBanana posted on 23 Feb 2013, 10:25 0 0
Great. So we have to walk around with mobile hotspot on our phones turned on, draining the battery in the process for this thing to work.