Google Glass Does, Indeed, Run Android
It’s something that’s been in the back of out minds since first hearing about Google Glass: sure this is mobile electronics from Google, so we’re going to be interested in it regardless, but does it actually run Android? Well, now Larry Page has gone ahead and set the record straight, confirming that the innovative headgear does, in fact, operate on a (no doubt highly-customized) build of Android.
Like yesterday’s comments on Motorola phone designs, this tidbit comes from the Google earnings call Page recently participated in. In fact, he seems to treat the Glass Android question as one we probably didn’t need to even be asking in the first place, explaining, “obviously, Glass runs on Android, so [Android] has been pretty transportable across devices, and I think that will continue.”
For the moment it’s a bit of an academic distinction, but it’s still interesting to see Google push Android to more devices that lack the touchscreen interfaces with which we’re so familiar.