Google Glass Features Dual Core SoC and Android 2.3
Peter Donnell / 3 years ago
Ever since its reveal there has been much speculation in the tech world about what CPU the Google Glass hardware would be packing, would it be a simple SoC, a custom solution, or something else? Well now we have an answer and it turns out that the Texas Instruments 4430 will be powering the futuristic smart device, a CPU that has already proven its self popular with other smartphones and tablets.
TI 4430 Features:
- 45nm process technology
- Two ARM Cortex-A9 cores
- ImgTec PowerVR SGX 540 GPU
- LPDDR2 Memory Controller
While this may not sound like much its actually fairly competitive and its the same cores that powered devices such as the BlackBerry PlayBook, LG Optimus 3D pP920 and Motorola Droid 3 to name but a few. Yet its no doubt seen some minor tweaks and adjustments as Google fine tune it to their OS of choice, Android 2.3 “Gingerbread”.
So what does all this mean? Well basically it means that the glasses them selves are capable of running apps without the support for another smart device such as a mobile phone, removing the need to have the device paired with a handset to do some of the work for it. This gives developers the opportunity to make software that is uniquely designed to work independently on the glasses them selves.
With Google planning to launch their new device before the end of the year you can guarantee its going to be a popular device, now all we have to do is sit back and wait for reports on the sets performance, because if it can’t cut it in the real world once it’s in the hands of consumers, Google could find them selves going back to the drawing board, either way its a promising start for the technology and the reliable CPU should help give it the performance boost we would like to see.
Are you looking forward to Google Glass or is this just one device too far for you?