Posted on
April 17th, 2013

No advertising allowed on the Google Glass

Developers working on apps for the smart glasses being developed by Google have been informed that they will not be allowed to put advertising within the display on the device.

The recently published terms and conditions for the developers working on ‘Glass’ have also stated that companies are not allowed to charge for apps.

The devices, which have voice-activated controls and also include a five megapixel camera, have started to be distributed, with the first glasses being sent to developers and “Glass Explorers”.

The glasses allow the user to hear audio without the use of in-ear headphones – instead, sound waves are delivered through the user’s cheekbones into the inner ear via a bone conduction transducer.

Japanese firm Telepathy Inc. are keeping a close eye on the excitement these developments are generating as they work on their own device, the Telepathy One, which is considered by some as a possible competitor.

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