Google Glass Now Shipping with 2GB of RAM, Early Explorers Peeved

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Ninjawithagun

Another example of 'early adopter' syndrom is buying smartphones or tablets today. Samsung is notorious for releasing new products every six months, which makes some consumers experience buyer's remorse. They just bought the newest smartphone, only to find out a revised version will be coming out or a new model is 6-12 months from release. Almost makes one NOT want to buy anything as the dust never settles in the world of tech today. Something better, faster, cheaper, etc, is always on the horizon.

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LatiosXT

The trick is... stop setting your requirements so damn high. When it came time for me to upgrade my phone, I didn't rush out and get the latest and greatest smartphone. I did some research and decided to go with a Moto X. It was ho-hum middle of the road when I got it in January.

But here's the thing. It's still an upgrade, and a very nice one from my LG Spectrum. And you really don't need much power to drive a GUI and an internet browser.

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Spiral01

Early adopters must have felt suffice with one gig of ram, cause if not, then they would have waited. The real dumb part of this article points out irrelevant information such as "Google glass updated with two gigs of ram", since Google glass will soon be updated with three gigs of ram and they will be crying wolf, all over again!

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wkwilley2

If you are an early adopter, you will either luck out and get something awesome, or more likely, you'll be stuck with an outdated and crippled version of the final product.

No one seems to understand the risks to being an early adopter. D-bags gonna D-bate.

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Frivera

Google Glasses, now with twice the douchebaggery! you buy now.

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firefox91

Somehow these people that feel the need to jump on bleeding edge technology have no concept of how fast technology changes. These people are just absurd, entitled, and flat out stupid.

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KenLV

So they aren't just glassholes, they are whiny glassholes. Never saw that coming.

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jgrimoldy

Does the douchebaggery never end?

Not only do these folks plunk down $1,500 on a product that screams, "I'm a douche", they also expect that product development should halt for a while?!?

I love the schadenfreude this generates and the uber doucheyness of them now wearing an obsoleted product.

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methuselah

Call the fricken Wahmbulance.

So should I starting crying when I buy a new processor and a month later a new one comes out?

This is just the way it goes with technology and no one should be surprised or upset about it.

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vrmlbasic

Glass explorers peeved? Now they have a taste of what they've caused every non-glasshole to experience.

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ddimick

I don't understand. How have Glass owners caused all the rest of us to be upset? It's meaningless to me whether someone else buys/wears Glass or not.

Google should maybe throw the early adopters a bone, but with something like Glass they really don't have to. Anyone who plunked down for Glass v1 will do it again for Glass v2, or whatever.

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vrmlbasic

If you've encountered a glasshole and not been even a bit upset by either their haughty attitude and their childish attempts to draw attention to themselves (ie:d-baggery) or that they're sending your data to Google and you're getting nothing in exchange for it then you're either a stoic or almost enviably oblivious. ;)

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Hey.That_Dude

Met one. He actually understood that it was a beta product and submitted several flaws for Google's review via his company. He was also in charge of developing some app for it. I've never meet the obnoxious ones, since I mostly avoid Hipster hangouts anyways, so I doubt I'll ever meet a "glass-hole."

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Gikero

Pretty normal for early adopters to feel peeved, isn't it?. They bought it and were happy with it till Google upgraded the device. I'd love to see every smartphone user do the same when the GS6 comes out a week after they purchased a GS5.

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jason2393

Unless the early adopters made their purchase with the guarantee of future upgrades, they have no right to complain. If I buy a laptop today, and tomorrow they replace that model with a new version with a new processor and graphics card, should I demand an upgrade?

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LatiosXT

Part of me feels it's better to have the first initial runs have less RAM anyway. These were meant for testers and developers of the base system. Having less RAM kind of forces you to develop wisely, rather than just have your app suck up whatever it can because it could.

Then again I'm speaking from the point of view of someone who's had to deal with MCUs with at at most 256KB of ROM space and 16KB of RAM, all the way down to 8KB ROM and 512 bytes of RAM.

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vrmlbasic

Memory conscious software development and Google don't go together.

Both high-profile 3rd party (eg:Firefox) and 1st party (eg:Maps, Gmail) are huge memory hogs on Android and have been for ages. I don't expect Glass to change that :(

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devin3627

typo, pual. 10% faste, forgot the "R"

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vrmlbasic

LOL