Google quietly announces a spec bump to Glass

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We’re less than 24 hours away from the Google I/O kickoff keynote, but the company has already made some minor announcements that are already rocking the boat.

Aimed directly at would-be Glass explorers, Google quietly announced a spec bump to the device. Google Glass purchased from this point on will now come equipped with 2GB of RAM (the previous allotment was 1GB).

The extra RAM will “allow for more Glassware [apps] to run in parallel and for each Glassware to start more quickly,” Steve Lee, a Glass product manager, told The Verge. The company also said that Glass will now last 15 percent longer between charges, though some software tweaks made earlier this year have already significantly increased the battery life of the wearable.

There’s some unfortunate news for current Glass owners, however: You won’t see an upgrade option for the Google Glass you already own.

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