Google first unveiled its Google Glass project last year and has been serving teasers ever since. The device is available to developers and ‘creative individuals’ and is reportedly going to get released later this year. The initial price as reported by TheVerge will be less than $1,500.
TheVerge’s Joshua Topolsky got an exclusive chance at trying out the new gadget at Google’s New York headquarters where he was briefed about the new Google gadget. In an article about the upcoming Google Glass TheVerge reports that the device will be compatible with iPhone and allow users to tether their Google Glass with their iPhone or Android device and use it’s 3G or 4G data. As Glass does not feature built-in cellular radio the smartphone’s network will be key in outdoors where there is no WiFi coverage available.
Joshua Topolsky writes
The device gets data through Wi-Fi on its own, or it can tether via Bluetooth to an Android device or iPhone and use its 3G or 4G data while out and about. There’s no cellular radio in Glass, but it does have a GPS chip.
So there you go, the new Google Glass will be iPhone compatible at launch. Although using iPhone’s cellular network would be great, the potential of Google Glass taking advantage of iPhone in other ways are really fascinating as well.
It would be interesting to see if Google makes Google Glass more smartphone friendly.
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