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Google Glass will run on Android, says CEO

The firm's CEO Larry Page has confirmed that a version of the Android OS will feature on the Google Glass device
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Google CEO Larry Page has confirm that the company's upcoming Google Glass device will be powered by the firm's Android platform.

Whilst many have speculated that the Android OS would feature on the new device, the announcement from Page during an earnings call has confirmed the news.

"Obviously, Glass runs on Android, so [Android] has been pretty transportable across devices, and I think that will continue," said Page.

Despite confirming that Google Glass will feature Android, the CEO failed to clarify which version of the OS would feature on the device and what additional features it would provide.

Google recently published its terms of use for the Glass device, as the first batches of the device were shipped out to developers and competition winners known as "Glass Explorers".

Within the terms, Google confirmed that developers would be prohibited from charging for apps available on the device, in addition to blocking the use of advertising on the Google Glass interface.

At the forefront of the growing trend of wearable technology, Google Glass effectively provides users with a smartdevice, which they are able to access simply using their voice and displays information in front of their eyes, layered on top of what they're able to see.

Spec-wise, the device sports the equivalent of a HD display viewed from up to eight feet away, in addition to 720p video capture capability, 16GB of onboard storage, along with both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity.

Similar to the way that tablet PCs and smartphones have severely impacted the demand for traditional desktops and notebooks, Google Glass could revolutionise the technology people use, offering the platform offered by current devices but in a vastly more accessible form.

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