Google Glass Release Date: Coming Out in 2013, But Who Will Buy?


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Google Glass Release Date: Coming Out in 2013, But Who Will Buy?

Although Google recently sent out early versions of its potentially
game-changing new product, Google Glass, the real thing won’t be
available to the general public until 2014. Despite earlier promises that
Google Glass would be on sale in 2013, the company instead is releasing the
glasses later in order to incorporate feedback on the initial design it
sent out to developers.

The glasses recently released were part of the Google Glass “Explorers
Program,” and were sent out to people who Google hopes will test out
Glass, as well as possibly develop apps and programs for it. The Explorer
version of the Glass set the lucky winners back $1,500, but the actual
retail price is rumored to be much lower.

The “Explorers” who’ve received Glass aren’t wasting anytime in
trying it out — people are already posting pictures of what the world
looks like through the camera lens of the glasses and discussing the pros
and the cons of the first real step in “wearable computing.” Newt
Gingrich, Soulja Boy, and Neil Patrick Harris are among those who won the
opportunity to buy Glass early.

But once Glass is finally available, will Google be able to win the
mainstream? I for one


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Google Glass
Google Glass logo
Google Glass Explorer Edition.jpeg
Google Glass Explorer Edition
Also known as Project Glass
Developer Google
Manufacturer Foxconn
Type Augmented reality (AR), Optical head-mounted display (OHMD), Wearable
technology, Wearable computer
Release date *Developers (US):* February 2013 (February 2013)^[1]
*Consumers:* Q4 2013 (Q4 2013)^[2]
Introductory price Explorer version: $1500 USD Consumer Edition: $300-500
Operating system Android^[4] (4.0.4^[5])
Power Lithium Polymer battery (2.1 Wh)^[6]
CPU OMAP 4430 SoC, dual-core^[6]
Storage capacity 16 GB Flash total^[6] (12 GB of usable memory)^[7]
Memory 1GB RAM (682MB available to developers)
Display Prism projector, 640×360 pixels (equivalent of a 25 in. screen
from 8 ft. away^[7])
Sound Bone conduction transducer^[7]
Input Voice command through microphone,^[7] accelerometer,^[7]
gyroscope,^[7] magnetometer,^[7] ambient light sensor, proximity sensor
Controller input Touchpad, MyGlass phone app
Camera Photos - 5 MP, videos - 720p^[7]
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11b/g,^[7] Bluetooth,^[7] micro USB
compatibility Any Bluetooth-capable phone; MyGlass companion app requires
Android 4.0.3 (Ice Cream Sandwich) or higher^[7]

A Glass prototype seen at Google I/O in June 2012
Google Glass (2013) and Mann's Digital Eye Glass^[8] (1980) on exhibit at
the "History of AR Vision" exhibit at the 2013 Augmented World Expo. Both
are shown recording video with each device lit up accordingly.
Models Toni Garrn and brother Niklas wearing Google Glass at a recent Vogue
(magazine) photo shoot in Texas.

*Google Glass* (styled "GL/Λ/SS") is a wearable computer with an optical
head-mounted display (OHMD) that is being developed by Google in the
*Project Glass* research and development project,^[9] with the mission of
producing a mass-market ubiquitous computer.^[1] Google Glass displays
information in


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