Google has been rolling out software updates to improve the performance of its Google Glass wearable computer since the company launched the Glass Explorer program for early testers.
Now Google is giving Glass a hardware upgrade: New units will start shipping with 2GB of RAM instead of 1GB.
Glass is a device that you can wear like a pair of glasses (in fact you can wear it with a pair of glasses), to perform some smartphone-like functions without touching your phone.
It pairs with your smartphone to connect to the internet and allows you to search the web, get answers to questions, run apps and games, make calls, and shoot pictures, among other things.
Glass also costs $1500 or more at this point. While the finished product that’s eventually sold to consumers might be more affordable, early members of the Glass Explorer program have had to pay a pretty hefty price to get their hands (or heads) on one.
The first time Google upgraded its Google Glass hardware, the company sent existing users new units for free. It’s not clear if that’ll happen this time around.
Other updates include new software with additional Google Now cards for reminders about where you parked your car and for tracking packages. There’s also support for “OK Glass, show the viewfinder” to help you frame photos before you snap them.