Imagine Google Goggles when, instead of using a cell phone to identify things, all you need is their glasses to use the device.
According from a New York Times report, several Google employees, under the Google X secret laboratory, that are remained unnamed have said time and time again that their Google Glasses will be released to the market by the year’s end. They have also said that the product will cost around $250-$600 to own the glasses.
The glasses will most likely be an Android based device that will support 3G and 4G signals and have a bundle of sensory equipment. It will most likely have a camera on the glasses to identify the location in which the glasses will overlay information around the viewer’s surroundings, though the glasses are said that they are not designed to be worn constantly and to be used when needed. The device will also have a “unique navigation system” in which “The navigation system currently used is a head tilting to scroll and click,” and “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 device will also connect with other Google service with the use of augmented reality rather than a web browser.
They said that the glasses will transmit information, including GPS and images being seen, to the cloud and return the information of the object being seen and will show items near the user. While Google are working on the device, they are discussing the privacy issues of the glasses and Google “wants to ensure that people know if they are being recorded by someone wearing a pair of glasses with a built-in camera”.
Though Google is soon releasing the product to the market by years end, Google will market the device as an experiment and which anyone can join in. If the users take to the glasses when they are released, Google will possibly find revenue streams.