Date:16 August 2012
Google’s Project Glass is exclusively available to Google Developers for pre-ordering (delivery next year) at a cost of $1 500, including a prototype of the glasses and a software development setup. Current prototypes take the form of a pair of glasses incorporating a head-up display; us consumers have been told expect fully functional ones, possibly with a less intrusive look, by 2014.
Project Glass is Google’s augmented reality display project. Run on the company’s Android operating system, it would put smartphone functionality and interconnectivity on to our brows, allowing hands-free operation. It’s also envisaged that the device would use normal spoken voice commands, much like Apple’s Siri voice assistant.
Watch as Sergey Brin, the Project Glass team and some of the world’s top athletes demo the device at Google I/O 2012…