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  • drewmsmith - Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - link

    This puts an actual consumer version of glass at least 6 months out. If the only thing they did was a ram upgrade and are still cludging along with that TI omap 4430 then I don't see the point. They are getting far enough removed from modern mobile SOC now that any development efforts will need to be reassessed. Reply
  • ImSpartacus - Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - link

    Yeah, the 4430 was just a single A9, right? There's no way it can use 2GB of RAM. Reply
  • danielfranklin - Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - link

    No, it was dual, but not at very high clocks.
    Main reason they would want to upgrade the SOC would be for power usage, at 45nm your ultra lightweight device must be all battery!
  • aryonoco - Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - link

    Perhaps they are just waiting for 20nm SoC and radio stack to become more widely available, and are going to skip 28nm in the process. Reply
  • danielfranklin - Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - link

    I would think so. I certainly dont expect the product to be released to market before its given a good overhaul in that department. Ram is certainly easier to upgrade on a dev platform as the OS changes are automatic, perhaps changing SOC was just going to be too hard.
    The 4430 isnt exactly slow, but its graphics performance isnt too good. Though the resolution is pretty low isnt it?
  • uhuznaa - Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - link

    SoC, resolution, storage and basically everything about that thing is ultra low-end. The only unknown is the optics, but apart from that I would expect it to sell for $99 or less. Maybe Google is even aiming at an ad-sponsored free device sooner or later. Anyway, such a device can be cheaper than even the cheapest smartphone. Reply
  • GC2:CS - Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - link

    Google to update their SoC lot less power hungry (and pricier) 20 nm SoC ? Nope theirs only goal is to make them as cheap as possible and 45 nm is an old process with very good prices. Adding another gig of RAM is possibly the cheapest upgrade they could make. Yes 2GB... They are not looking at this as an efficient ultra mobile platform but rather like a very low end phone with some additional ram so it can det bloated by unoptimized software over time. I don't like their approach... They want 1500$ for these, they are yelling Reply
  • GC2:CS - Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - link

    around how innovative they are, how their future looking and cool experiments are changing the world, while it has a minimal benefit for anyone and while their are building an ultra low-end platform, that could be sold for very low prices (or even for free) to spread dust called ADware into eyes of every human being on earth. Reply
  • ol1bit - Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - link

    I never thought about how old the hardware was getting good call! Reply
  • Pork@III - Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - link

    Hmm, google "glass"! S*itty version! I am waiting for "wire in the brain."... Reply
  • GC2:CS - Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - link

    I will rather get google googles.... Reply
  • Yorgos - Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - link Reply
  • danjw - Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - link

    Many here seem to question the utility of Glass. But, I see lots of applications for them. A heads up display (HUD) for both drivers and pilots. Sure your phone can do a lot of those other things they have apps for but, this is integrated into your regular routine. You can get a text from your significant other while in a meeting. Yes, they aren't at the price for the average consumer yet, but that is at least partly because of the low volume of production.

    Glass is still in early development and yes there is a while yet before these will be put into use by most people, but I do believe it is a very interesting technology.

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