You’ve seen it in the news and even read of it over popular tech sites. Google’s Google Glasses is quite popular lately since it is a new revolutionary device never before released in the market. If you’re trying to get your hands on one then you might have to wait until next year as what Google exec Eric Schmidt said in an interview. The reason for this is that a lot of testing has to be done on the device to assure that it works well before it is released to the masses.
Schmidt said that “It’s fair to say that thousands of Google Glass headsets will be in use by developers over the next months and then based on their feedback, we will make some product changes, and it’s probably a year-ish away.”
As of now the only way a person can get a Google Glass is if he or she signed up for the “Explorer Edition” or by winning one through the popular Twitter contest the company held.
The first batch of the glass devices are already rolling off the production lines and making their way to the hands of the testers. According to a Google representative in a Google+ post “We’re currently notifying our Explorers who signed up at Google I/O 2012, and they’ll be receiving Glass in waves in the coming weeks.”
Those assigned to test the device have been warned not to share or sell it or else it may be remotely bricked.
Is the future headed to wearable computing devices? With Google’s release of Google Glass and with other manufacturers intending to follow their lead it seems that way. Researchers have said that in the next four years there’s going to be 10 million Google Glasses and other similar devices shipped to the market. The success of such devices however will depend on the applications developed for it. If software developers can’t come up with an app that compels people to use the device then sales will be slow.
Google Glass Technical Specifications
- Adjustable nosepads and durable frame fits any face.
- Extra nosepads in two sizes.
- High resolution display equivalent to a 25 inch high definition screen from eight feet away.
- Photos – 5 MP
- Videos – 720p
- Bone Conduction Transducer
- Wifi – 802.11b/g
- 12 GB of usable memory, synced with Google cloud storage. 16 GB Flash total.
- One full day of typical use.
- Micro USB cable and charger.
- Any Bluetooth-capable phone.
- The MyGlass companion app requires Android 4.0.3 (Ice Cream Sandwich) or higher. MyGlass enables GPS and SMS messaging.