Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 19th Apr 2013 00:03 UTC
Google I never really realised this, but it wasn't actually known what operating system powered Glass. "We suspected it from the outset, but up until now, we haven't actually heard it confirmed from the mouth of a Google honcho: Google Glass runs on Android. The tidbit was dropped on today's earnings call, with CEO Larry Page uttering: 'Obviously, Glass runs on Android, so [Android] has been pretty transportable across devices, and I think that will continue.' The response was given to a question regarding engagement increment, but Page stopped short of divulging details about version type."
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Did anyone really wonder this?
by UltraZelda64 on Fri 19th Apr 2013 00:18 UTC
UltraZelda64
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2006-12-05

I thought it was blatantly obvious... just never publicly stated or confirmed. Until now.

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RE: Did anyone really wonder this?
by kragil on Fri 19th Apr 2013 06:30 UTC in reply to "Did anyone really wonder this?"
kragil Member since:
2006-01-04

Well, Glass is so different that Google could have based it on ChromeOS to avoid all the patent hassles, but I guess they bought Motorola for that and don't seem to care .. ballsy.

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Linux is transportable across devices
by lucas0 on Fri 19th Apr 2013 06:50 UTC
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2012-04-20

I guess there is not much UI in Glass so there is also not much Android in Glass but Linux + Dalvik (instead of GNU). Shouldn't be that hard to port that.

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orsg Member since:
2011-02-09

The underlying hardware is probably that part of Glass, that is the most boring and non-distinctive. It will be some ARM-SoC plus the usual peripherals, so from a Kernel point of view, there'll hardly be any difference to a phone.

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