Look through Google’s glasses

Google's GlassesGoogle offers a new way to look at the world. No, it’s not a perspective or a philosophy but a pair of glasses that promises to take seeing to another level. Google recently unveiled one of its super secret projects named Project Glass. This is a program that is focusing on bringing augmented-reality to people across the world.

Earlier this year, there were reports about Google working on a pair of futuristic glasses that will let you look and operate your android phone in your pocket just by looking. Though there was much buzz about this on the Web, Google refused to comment. But, earlier this week, Google officially announced that Project Glass was ready for public testing.

They are also seeking feedback about the program. They would like to know what people want. This project is being carried out under Google’s X labs- A branch of the company that works on many futuristic products. Project Glass has some of Google’s best working on it. The impressive team includes Babak Parviz, Steve Lee and Sebastian Thrun.

This is Google’s first attempt at wearable computing. According to some reports, these pair of glasses will let you check your mail, update your Facebook page, video calling, check-in to your favorite restaurant, makes notes and reminders and even click a picture. This device will have a direct link to your smart phone. Along with 3G, 4G and GPS getting lost is going to very difficult.

There is an integrated navigation system used. That is head tilting to scroll and click. A famous blogger wrote, “We are told it is very quick to learn and once the user is adept at navigation, it becomes second nature and almost indistinguishable to outside users.”

A pair glasses will cost somewhere from $250 to $600. It will come with a built in camera. This is just the beginning in the journey of Android devices. There seems to be long term plan to apply Android to various devices in the coming years.

One of Google’s product manager said, “Android was always meant to go well beyond the mobile phone”.

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