Google heads-up display glasses to be available by year-end

Posted on Wednesday, Feb 22 2012 @ 13:21 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
NY Times heard rumors about heads-up display glasses from Google are true. The newspaper heard from several anonymous Google employees that the glasses will go on sale by the end of the year, at a pricing "similar to current smartphones". The device will be Android based, it will include a small screen that will set a few inches from your eye and it will incorporate a unique navigation system as well as a low-resolution built-in camera for monitoring the world in real-time and overlaying information about your location.
According to several Google employees familiar with the project who asked not to be named, the glasses will go on sale to the public by the end of the year. These people said they are expected “to cost around the price of current smartphones,” or $250 to $600.

The people familiar with the Google glasses said they would be Android-based, and will include a small screen that will sit a few inches from someone’s eye. They will also have a 3G or 4G data connection and a number of sensors including motion and GPS.

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