Google amazed some and disappointed some at the past I/O event with its Google Glass skydiving demonstration.  Albeit, the project is still in development, many were anticipating more than just a WiFi connected head mounted camera.

Google amazed some and disappointed some at the past I/O event with its Google Glass skydiving demonstration.  Albeit, the project is still in development, many were anticipating more than just a WiFi connected head mounted camera.

After the all the fancy skydiving and video conferencing demos at Google’s I/O, the people attending the event were offered a chance to pre-order the Google Glass Explorer Edition for $1,500, and unless you’re into a collector’s item, the pre-order price tag on the Google Glass is hardly a justifiable investment.

There are, however, some new insights into what the Google Glass may actually be like come 2013.  In a recent Reddit post, a person posted some rather interesting details from his experience at a Google Glass Explorer hangout.

We just finished a Google Glass Explorer hangout. Basically they wanted to get feed back from devs and users on what they want to do/see in/with glasses. Here is what we know so far :

The equipment level in the Glass will be similar to "a high end smartphone like Galaxy Nexus without the cellular radio"

All the sensors and non-cellular radios present in G-Nex will be available on Glass.

You will have access to all the sensors.

They will let you flash the glass, as in it will be an open device.

They are expecting developers come up with interesting app ideas/concepts with the explorer edition.

There will be some sort of cloud syncing APIs which is different from the Android cellular phones and tabs. (I tried to ask about specifics but the Glass manager said she couldnt give out any more information on this)

Will add as I get more details from the hangout.

So now we know that the Google Glass won’t be just a camera mounted eyewear, but instead it will be a Galaxy Nexus eyewear without the cellular radio.  Augmented reality enthusiasts may once again have something to look forward to.