Jun 13th, 2013

Wondering what the inside of Google Glass looks like? Sure you are — beauty’s only skin deep, remember?  Because we’re too wimpy to take our own Glass units apart, we were glad to see that another Glass Explorer — Star Simpson along with Scott Torborg — were willing to do the deed on their own units. Star remarks that it’s “surprisingly simple” in nature, with very clean engineering work waiting for them beneath the chassis.


The teardown revealed something we hadn’t known before, and that’s the device’s battery capacity. It’s 570mAh, which is quite nice considering its size. The glass houses SanDisk-based flash memory in the amount of 16GB, and is rocking TI’s dual-core OMAP4430 processor. It’s been a long time since we’ve seen that thing inside a phone, but we imagine it’s probably overkill for what Glass needs it to do.

Beyond that, the dynamic duo was happy to find out that Glass was quite simple to reassemble, which should mean good things for those who might require repairs down the line. Unfortunately, the result of the teardown didn’t come without some minor cosmetic damage, but the device was OK everywhere else.

We’re told it takes some nimble fingers and patience to get this thing apart without breaking anything. That’s no surprise considering the tiny bit of space Google had to work with in fitting all of this inside. Find more photos of the teardown over at their website if you’re interested, and be sure to read our Google Glass review if you want to know what this thing is all about.

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