Google Glass to arrive for consumers early 2014
It seems that Google Glass is not as close to reality as we were led to believe earlier this year when they first showed their promo video. At least for consumers, it seems that the project has been delayed by a year, and it won’t be available on the market until early 2014. There is however an “Explorer Edition” that will be available to the tech press for $1500 each, but they can only get that early next year.
The Google Glass technology is a very futuristic one, not only because of its future capabilities, but because of its small size, compared to early prototypes of similar devices that can augment your reality. Google Glass should be running a version of Android, although don’t expect to see the ICS UI or anything like that on the glass. The UI and UX will be heavily optimized for that type of device, to make the experience as good as possible.
I also imagine the device is going to make heavy use of new voice-related technologies from Google, like the recently announced Google Now, offline voice, and also GPS, Maps, digital compass, and cameras, paired with a smart AI to which you can give voice commands. It can help you navigate through the city, or it will recommend you stuff to do (much like Google Now) based on your location.
That sort of thing sounds not only like the future in general, but also the future of a Google search that is always with you, helping you find all kinds of information based on where you are and what you want to do. But unfortunately, we’ll have to wait 2 more years for that future to arrive.