Google Glass Can Use iPhone's Data Connection Via Bluetooth

The Verge's Joshua Topolsky has written a lengthy piece about his experiences using Google Glass, the company's new on-face computer.

Google Glass is a tiny computer that mounts to an eyeglass frame and has a small display that is visible only to the user. The wearable device has a built-in camera that sees what the wearer sees, GPS, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth connections. The glasses can handle many of the same tasks as smartphones, including giving driving directions, sending text messages, showing weather reports and more.

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Some potential purchasers were concerned that Glass would only be compatible with Google's Android smartphone operating system, but it appears the device will be able to tether to any smartphone via Bluetooth. Topolsky writes:

The device gets data through Wi-Fi on its own, or it can tether via Bluetooth to an Android device or iPhone and use its 3G or 4G data while out and about. There’s no cellular radio in Glass, but it does have a GPS chip.


Google hopes to put Glass on sale sometime before the end of the year for less than $1,500.

Top Rated Comments

nikhsub1 Avatar
147 months ago
Think whatever you want, at least google is innovating at the moment. Can't say the same about Apple.
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HishamAkhtar Avatar
147 months ago
Just my opinion mind you but this is one of the dumbest products ever.

Your opinion is wrong.
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Peace Avatar
147 months ago
Just my opinion mind you but this is one of the dumbest products ever.
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DrStern Avatar
147 months ago
Think whatever you want, at least google is innovating at the moment. Can't say the same about Apple.

"innovating" is easier when you are willing to throw anything at the wall and home something sticks.
Score: 50 Votes (Like | Disagree)
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147 months ago
Your opinion is wrong.

An opinion cannot be wrong.
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147 months ago
Google is not innovating.

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