Building upon its reputation of introducing cutting edge technology in the market, Google has officially released the video of ‘Google Glass’ project. This project entails development of a pair of glasses that interact with the user about what they are looking at. The multi-functional high tech gadget acts as a weather navigation system, smart phone and also serves as a weather application.
There were rumors about Google trying to develop something of the sort in the past as well, but the news has been confirmed after Google announced ‘Project Glass’ through a Google+ post yesterday. There is plenty of hype and stir about Google’s latest technological revolution. All tech savvy customers and end users are looking forward to the launch of Google Glasses.
Google glasses will run on software similar to Google’s Android operating system. It is also believed that these glasses will be both voice controlled and view-controlled. Google glasses will have small icons placed in a bar just above the user’s line of sight, and just by looking upwards, towards the icons; the user will be able to interact with the icons. This way Google glasses will act as a smartphone, will enable the user to send text messages and also view weather updates while the user is on the go.
An example of this was demonstrated in the video released by Google. If the user sees a closed subway stop, the glasses will tell you why it is closed, and will also inform the user about the best possible alternate route. Also, the glasses will be integrated with other Google applications like Google Latitude, and will show the user the location of other people on the glasses. Don’t you want to
Google has shared some information in this regard on their blog space. The company stated, "We think technology should work for you—to be there when you need it and get out of your way when you don't. A group from Google[x] started Project Glass to build this kind of technology, one that helps you explore and share your world, putting you back in the moment”
It is believed that the project will be commercially launched by the end of the year, and Google Glasses will be priced between $250 and $600. On the face of it, Google Glasses will change the way people live their lives and interact, but Google will have to work really hard to introduce a safe, secure and user-friendly product in the market.
Don’t forget to check out the following video courtesy Reddit, it was made by Tom Scott and has been posted by Tech crunch.