Google Glass To Tether Data From Android And iPhone Over WiFi, 3G, And 4G
For those who were wondering how Google Glass would perform all its trickery, you'll be glad to know the device will be able to tether with Android and iOS devices to pull down information via WiFi, 3G or 4G connections.
According to Joshua Topolsky from The Verge who managed to get a hands-on with Google Glass, "Glass will be able to connect via Bluetooth to both Android phones and the iPhone. Glass can pull down data from wifi or use the 3G or 4G feed from a connected phone, but it won't have its own cellular radio."
It's nice to see Google Glass does not come equipped with a cellular radio, for more than likely the device would be more expensive and heavier than it needs to be. What's also nice is the fact that Google Glass supports iOS. This is a smart move because it would have not been in the best interest of the company to ditch the second most popular mobile operating system in the world. However, for those of us who are using Windows Phone, we'll have to look elsewhere.
Topolsky went on to talk more about how Google Glass could be a part of our lives. He writes, "The privacy issue is going to be a big hurdle for Google with Glass...Almost as big as the hurdle it has to jump over to convince normal people to wear something as alien and unfashionable as Glass seems right now."
No doubt this would pose a problem as not everyone is up for being secretly recorded by some staring stranger with a weird pair of glasses over his eyes. Whenever Google gets around making Google Glass available to the public, don't be too surprised if in the early days, someone gets hauled over to court over the use of Google Glass in a not so decent manner.