Google Glass has been getting more attention than ever. With all of this attention, is it not surprising that there is more and more information coming out about Google’s semi-top-secret project. Thankfully, this latest piece of information, is not just a rumor. The latest information comes directly from Soumya Mohan, who went to Quora to describe his experience with Glass after he got to use them at a Stanford Tech Talk. Below is what he said about the interface and how Glass really works.
I recently got the opportunity to try on the Google Glass at a Google tech talk in Stanford. It definitely seemed like a work in progress.
After I wore the glasses and they were turned on, a small screen was visible on the top right corner.
The first screen I saw was a list menu with black background and words written in white. As far as I can remember, some of the options in the menu were
- Click a picture
- Shoot a video
- Voice call
The screen was fairly small so that I could only see 4-5 items of the list on the screen at a time. Moving my head up and down also caused the list to scroll in a vertical fashion.
I could use speech recognition to command the Glass to perform any of the actions above. The right part of the glass frame near my ear also functioned as atouchpad.
I clicked a picture using the voice command. The screen automatically showed me the clicked picture just after I instructed the device to click it.
Though it was a short interaction, I was very excited to lay my hands on such a futuristic piece of technology.
While this gives us no new information about when developers will get their hands on their own, personal Glass, you can be sure that I will bring you information about Glass as soon as I get my Explorer Edition.