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Google Glass Arrives In The U.K. For ?1,000

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U.K. fans brace yourselves for good as open beta Explorer program of Google glass is now available in the U.K.?

Yes! You?ve read it right. Google Glass announced that beginning today, they?re extending their open beta Explorer program to the U.K. ?The world sees the UK as a center (actually, a centre) of innovation. It has produced some of the greatest technology inventors and inventions of the last century, and people on the ground are always excited to explore new products and ideas,? the company said.

So if you?re residing in the U.K. and want to try how it feels like to have the wearable device, you?d be happy to know that Google is now selling Google Glass in the U.K. for ?1,000.

Google Glass, a wearable computer with an optical head-mounted display, was developed by Google with a mission of producing a mass-market ubiquitous computer.

This Glass displays information and the wearers communicate with the Internet via voice commands. Google started selling Google Glass for $1500 in the USA last April 15, 2014.

Since Google Glass is now available in the U.K., Google has updated its page on Google support site and lists U.K. as one of the countries where customers can buy Google Glass.

Technical Specifications

Fit

  • Adjustable nosepads and durable frame fits any face.
  • Extra nosepads in two sizes.

Display

High resolution display is the equivalent of a 25 inch high definition screen from eight feet away.

Camera

Photos – 5 MP
Videos – 720p

Audio

Bone Conduction Transducer

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Connectivity

Wi-Fi – 802.11b/g
Bluetooth

Storage

12 GB of usable memory, synced with Google cloud storage. 16 GB Flash total.

Battery

One day of typical use. Some features, like video recording, are more battery intensive.

Charger

Included Micro USB cable and charger.

While there are thousands of Micro USB chargers out there, Glass is designed and tested with the included charger in mind. Use it and preserve long and prosperous Glass use.

Mobile compatibility

The MyGlass companion app lets you set up contacts, Glassware, and other features. It’s available for Android and iOS.

MyGlass for Android requires Android 4.0.3 (Ice Cream Sandwich) or higher.
MyGlass for iOS requires iOS 7 or later (iPhone 4 and above, iPad 2 and above with cellular connection).

Glass can be used as a Bluetooth headset with any Bluetooth compatible phone.

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Google announced, ?So, if you are here in the UK and fancy a demo, RSVP to try Glass at our London Demo Days on June 27-28th at http://londonthroughglass.splashthat.com/ or join the Explorer Program and get Glass at www.google.co.uk/glass.?

Buy and try Google Glass now!

(Photos courtesy of http://www.google.com/glass/start/)

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