Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 27th Apr 2013 01:24 UTC
Google Some cool new stuff about Google Glass. Jay Lee has confirmed it runs Android 4.0.4, and that it runs on an OMAP 4430 processor, with an unknown core configuration and speed. It's got 628MB RAM, but Lee thinks it's actually 1GB of which the remainder is reserved for something else. Also, and this is good news, Suarik has already jailbroken his Google Glass. He details what he had to do - and the limitations of his work so far - in a comment.
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Comment by sb56637
by sb56637 on Sat 27th Apr 2013 03:27 UTC
sb56637
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2006-05-11

I am SO going to run an SSH server on my rooted Google glasses and connect to my mind from a remote host. Hopefully they won't manage to hack me...

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Wha?
by steve_s on Sat 27th Apr 2013 09:03 UTC
steve_s
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2006-01-16

So, let me get this straight.

Android 4.0.4 was released in March 2012. That's the OS platform they're using for Glass, whereas Android 4.1 came in July 2012, 4.2 was November, and 4.2.2 was February 2013. A major revision of Android is also due within the next couple of months.

What the hell Google? Launching a premium product with an OS that's a year out of date? A year behind on security updates? Two iterations behind on API improvements?

I'd have expected Glass to be on the bleeding edge, running Android 4.3 or maybe an Android 5.0 beta.

I realise of course that it doesn't really need to be running a bleeding edge OS, but this doesn't fill me with confidence that the general state of Android devices and the overall reluctance of devices to get OS updates is going to improve any time soon. Quite the opposite.

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RE: Wha?
by evert on Sat 27th Apr 2013 11:08 UTC in reply to "Wha?"
evert Member since:
2005-07-06

Just jailbroken. Not like the worst thing for a user POV. Furthermore, this is not production quality, just testing. Relax.

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Hmph
by Beta on Sun 28th Apr 2013 15:10 UTC
Beta
Member since:
2005-07-06

Can we please stop using jailbroken in this manner.

In the same way I can replace the operating system on my machine with no hurdles, I can unlock the bootloader and flash a new ROM onto my phone/tablet/glass with a command that Google gives developers…

Jailbreaking is fighting with Apple’s hardware and software restrictions to load software you want on it.

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RE: Hmph
by Fergy on Mon 29th Apr 2013 12:20 UTC in reply to "Hmph"
Fergy Member since:
2006-04-10

Can we please stop using jailbroken in this manner.

In the same way I can replace the operating system on my machine with no hurdles, I can unlock the bootloader and flash a new ROM onto my phone/tablet/glass with a command that Google gives developers…

Jailbreaking is fighting with Apple’s hardware and software restrictions to load software you want on it.

Can we put "pc exclusive" also on that blocklist? Games being exlusive means they got paid _not_ to release it on other platforms.

Reply Score: 2