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.
Google Glass already jailbroken
2013-04-27 Google 5 Comments
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…
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 Launching a premium product with an OS that’s a year out of date?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.