Sergey Brin debuts Google Glasses on New York subway
Are Google’s Android-powered spectacles, AKA Project Glass, almost ready for a commercial release?
Google co-founder Sergey Brin has been snapped wearing a pair of his company’s Android-powered Project Glass spectacles on a New York subway.
The glasses, often referred to as Project Glass, have been in development at Google’s HQ for the best part of a year and a bit. We’ve also seen the device demoed live on TV as well in some promo videos released by Google.
The idea behind the technology is simple enough: they’re glasses that act like a smartphone, with everything – calls, web browsing, images, augmented reality – handled by a heads-up display.
The photo of Brin was taken by Noah Zerkin, who describes himself as a ‘wearable computing and augmented reality enthusiast,’ according to Business Insider.
Could we see the Android-powered spectacles launched at Google I/O 2013 in May? It’s certainly possible given the progress made since we first caught wind of Project Glass.
And even if they don’t get officially launched at I/O, which is very likely – the concept is, after all, a rather futuristic one – we’ll no doubt be treated to another perhaps more in depth demo of the spectacles.
Is Project Glass the future? Or is just another gimmick destined to go the way of voice-control, mini-Disks, and Beta Max?