Google has released video preview of its forthcoming Google Glass wearable headset, providing a fresh, and more realistic look at the device’s user interface.
Based on the demo, Google Glass will allow users to receive and execute onscreen directions, send voice-controlled messages, and search the web through speech. The UI also includes voice-controlled photos, and suggests that the device will offer onscreen translation support. And, it looks like the Google Glass will be water-resistant.
Google has previously said it is aiming to launch Glass by early 2014, though it is already pushing out developer editions priced at $1,500.
Pre-orders for Glass took place at Google I/O, where attendees were offered the opportunity to put down $1,500 for early access to headset. Now, Google is re-opening that pre-order program to “creative individuals” via its #ifihadglass page
About Google Glass:
Google’s Project Glass is a research and development program by Google to develop an augmented reality head-mounted display (HMD).
The operating system software used in the glasses will be Google’s Android.
Project Glass is being developed by Google X Lab, which has worked on other futuristic technologies such as self-driving cars.
In November 2012, Google Project Glass received recognition by Time Magazine as one of the “Best Inventions of the Year 2012”, alongside inventions such as the Curiosity Rover.
The Time Magazine writes about Google Glass as below.
Glass is, simply put, a computer built into the frame of a pair of glasses, and it’s the device that will make augmented reality part of our daily lives. With the half-inch (1.3 cm) display, which comes into focus when you look up and to the right, users will be able to take and share photos, video-chat, check appointments and access maps and the Web. Consumers should be able to buy Google Glass by 2014.