April 19, 2013
Larry Page confirms that Google Glass runs on modified Android
All the speculations surrounding the Google Glass’s OS were put to rest by Larry Page yesterday; it indeed runs on a modified version of Android rather than a proprietary specially coded Firmware. Page said “obviously, Glass runs on Android, so [Android] has been pretty transportable across devices, and I think that will continue.” Cross-usage of Android as an OS for devices like cameras, smartphones, laptops and tabs is common because the platforms are similar-of sorts, but Android for this wearable computing device showcases its versatility and adaptability.
Android being open-source software, developers will be able to tweak the ROM and code third party creative apps, but it won’t be as easy as it sounds because it’s not similar to the stock Android. Google has already released a Mirror Api that can be used to develop Google Glass software without the eyewear itself. The Google page – for the mirror api– soon got bombed with requests and the server was out, giving a clear indication of the massive interest created within the developer community.
[Via – Androidheadlines]