Imagine you are wearing a sleek, cool-looking glasses. The glasses have a display screen which shows you all the data you want to see in real-time. It has an Android OS running on it and also has a 3G and 4G connectivity options. To scroll and click, all you have to do is tilt your head a little. While that seems something out of James Bond movies, Google has been reported to be actually working on this. In fact, some have stated that Google will launch these glasses by the end of this year.
In a way, the glasses will be an entire smartphone in their own might, though of course not conforming to standard smartphone specs. A number of Google employees have affirmed that this project is actually happening and that these glasses will be available by the end of this year with a price range of $250 to $600.
According to a blogger with 9 to 5 Google, ‘The navigation system currently used is a head tilting to scroll and click. We are told it is very quick to learn and once the user is adept at navigation, it becomes second nature and almost indistinguishable to outside users.’
The coolest part of these glasses? Well…you will be able to access information about buildings, locations and friends in real-time. This will be done through a camera which will capture all this in real-time and then overlay it efficiently with relevant information. One problem with this design is that it may infringe upon user rights since a user may be able to record someone on his camera without that person’s explicit knowledge. According to sources, Google is currently working on this part.
According to the Google employees who divulged information about these glasses, the glasses will most probably be coupled with a number of Google software products. Also, users will be able to send the data to the cloud. They told that, ‘You will be able to check in to locations with your friends through the glasses.’
It has been told that Google is currently not looking forward to generate a revenue stream through these glasses and looks upon them more as an experiment.