Google’s Project Glass is still exotic, futuristic, and distant â€” it’s available only for extremely early adopters, including “creative individuals” who were let in through a Twitter and Google+ contest.
Google released an official how-to video for its upcoming, game-changing product, Google Glass. The video shows users how to get started with Google Glass, and how navigate around their new gadget.
“Glass How-To: Getting Started,” the first video released through a new Project Glass YouTube account, goes through the basics of wearing Glass, and more videos seem likely to be on the way.
The interface is similar to Google Now, with all of the important information you need being available to you within just one swipe.
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In the video, the main emphasis is on Google Glassâ€™s touch pad.
In this introduction, users are shown how to adjust the Glass lens, and how to use a touchpad on the side to scroll through messages or other information and share it with friends.
By swiping the frames’ “touchpad” â€” which runs from your temple to your ear â€” you can change settings and access new features.
To turn it on, all the touchpad needs is a simple touch. The display positioned above the user’s line of sight can be adjusted manually, similar to a rear-view mirror in a car.
To share photos, just scroll to a photo and tap your touch pad. Your friends list will then pop up, where you can navigate and choose which friend to share your photo with.
The display appears to be floating a few inches in front of the eye.
The first thing you will see is a clock with the time, which is the first “card” in your timeline. Other cards, which can be swiped to accessed, include the weather, your calendar and so on. Tapping on a specific card will open it up with more details, such as flight information, writes Mashable.
Cards from the right of the home screen are from the past, such as messages, videos or photos, while cards to the left are for upcoming events.
You can also click on photos to share with one of your friends â€” contacts populate within the display, so clicking on the person you want will create an email message addressed to that person.
Recently, the specs for Google Glass were revealed. It appears to be running a dual-core OMAP 4430 CPU, contain 1GB of RAM (with only around 682MB available to users), and run Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich.
Other leaked specs suggest that the device will also have 16GB of built-in storage and a 5MP camera capable of recording 720p HD videos. The specs resemble that of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, saysÂ Slash Gear.