Google Glass Runs On Android, But Will It Get The Same Updates?
Google just started up the production line for the first Explorer Edition Glass headsets
, but up until now, it remained a mystery as to what was powering everything. Was it a version of Chrome? A flavor of Android
? Something else entirely? Wonder no more. The company's CEO (Larry Page) finally let the world know about the engine behind the wearable computer, saying the following on this week's earnings call: "Obviously, Glass runs on Android, so [Android] has been pretty transportable across devices, and I think that will continue.”
He was answering a slightly unrelated question, but nevertheless, the answer is now out there. We don't know yet what version of Android is onboard, nor if it'll be eligible for the same OTA updates as Nexus-branded phones and tablets, but surely we'll find out as the early adopters begin to play with their new toys.