Android in your Sunglasses

Behold the future! Take a pile of smartphone parts and stuff them into a pair of somewhat bulky glasses. That’s the idea behind a project Google is reportedly working on right now.

According to, these high-tech glasses have been in the works for a while now but the blog’s unnamed source has apparently witnessed a real-world set of prototype glasses that appear similar to the Oakley Thump glasses your favorite bounty hunter is wearing in the above photo.

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While the Oakley Thumps merely pump music through the attached earbuds, these Google glasses appear to basically act as a head-mounted smartphone with a tiny screen mounted to the side of them and an interface controlled by voice commands.

Says 9to5Google:

The navigation system currently used is a head tilting-to scroll and click. We are told it is very quick to learn and once the user is adept at navigation, it becomes second nature and almost indistinguishable to outside users.

I/O on the glasses will also include voice input and output, and we are told the CPU/RAM/storage hardware is near the equivalent of a generation-old Android smartphone. As a guess, we would speculate something like 1GHz ARM A8, 256MB RAM and 8GB of storage? In any case, it will also function as a smartphone.

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