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Google Glass, or simply Glass, is a brand of smart glasses developed and sold by Google. It was developed by X (previously Google X),[9] with the mission of producing a ubiquitous computer.[1] Google Glass displays information to the wearer using a head-up display.[10] Wearers communicate with the Internet via natural language voice commands.[11][12]

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Google Glass Explorer Edition
Also known asProject Glass
TypeOptical Head-Mounted Display (OHMD), Peripheral Head-Mounted Display (PHMD), Wearable technology, Head-up display
Release dateDevelopers (US): February 2013 (February 2013)[1]
Public (US): Around 2013[2]
Introductory priceExplorer version: $1,500 USD
Standard edition: $1,500 USD[3]
Operating systemGlass OS[4] (Google Xe Software[5])
CPUOMAP 4430 System on a chip, dual-core processor[6]
Memory2 GB RAM[7]
Storage16 GB flash memory total[6] (12 GB of usable memory)[8]
DisplayPrism projector, 640×360 pixels (equivalent of a 25 in/64 cm screen from 8 ft/2.4 m away)
SoundBone conduction transducer[8]
InputVoice command through microphone,[8] accelerometer,[8] gyroscope,[8] magnetometer,[8] ambient light sensor, proximity sensor
Controller inputTouchpad, MyGlass phone mobile app
Camera5 Megapixel photos
720p video[8]
ConnectivityWi-Fi 802.11b/g,[8] Bluetooth,[8] micro USB
Power570 mAh Internal lithium-ion battery
Mass36 g (1.27oz)
Any Bluetooth-capable phone; MyGlass companion app requires Android 4.0.3 "Ice Cream Sandwich" or higher or any iOS 7.0 or higher[8]
RelatedMicrosoft HoloLens, Magic Leap

Google started selling a prototype of Google Glass to qualified "Glass Explorers" in the US on April 15, 2013, for a limited period for $1,500, before it became available to the public on May 15, 2014.[13] It had an integral 5 megapixel still/720p video camera. The headset received a great deal of criticism amid concerns that its use could violate existing privacy laws.[14]

On January 15, 2015, Google announced that it would stop producing the Google Glass prototype, to be continued in 2017 tentatively.[15] In July 2017, Google announced the Google Glass Enterprise Edition.[16] In May 2019, Google announced the Google Glass Enterprise Edition 2.[17]

On March 15, 2023, Google announced that it would discontinue the Enterprise Edition 2. Sales were immediately suspended, with product support slated to end on September 15, 2023.[18]