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Google Project Glass overview: why it could change telephony, bring Google Plus up and Facebook down

0. phoneArena 22 Feb 2013, 07:40 posted on

With a deeply engraved social DNA, Glass could finally give Google Plus a much needed push, turn the market dynamics against Facebook, and change telephony along the way. Here is how…

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posted on 22 Feb 2013, 08:02 3

1. sorcio46 (Posts: 435; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)


Victor H. can you give us a short impression about the quality of the display?

posted on 22 Feb 2013, 08:12 8

4. Victor.H (Posts: 712; Member since: 27 May 2011)


Nothing that you can't see in the video. It's a transparent display that stands in the corner of your eye, not obstructing eyesight. If we take the video at its face value, the screen should take up around 12% of your entire field of view.

Anyway, those are all details that I'm fairly sure are a subject to change by 2014. What's really interesting here is to see what the interface offers and how Google thinks people would be using this device.

posted on 22 Feb 2013, 08:16 1

7. sorcio46 (Posts: 435; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)


Thanks ;-)

posted on 22 Feb 2013, 08:43 2

15. speckledapple (Posts: 892; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)


Good point. I think they will at the very least get a nice conversation started with glass. The next step I would imagine is its more beautiful look that makes it as easy as putting on a pair of glasses.

posted on 22 Feb 2013, 10:46 4

34. p5yb0rg (unregistered)


Vegeta, what does the scouter say?

It's overr 9000!!!

posted on 22 Feb 2013, 11:32

39. nexus718 (Posts: 7; Member since: 07 Dec 2012)


Actually a recent post on the explains that turning on the voice recognition all u need to do is either tilt your head or tap on the side.

posted on 22 Feb 2013, 21:13 1

43. kartik4u98 (Posts: 511; Member since: 19 May 2012)


Victor, can you give some short details (if known or available) on the mechanism or the working of the glass.?
Like how it projects the display on the glass and where is the camera situated..

posted on 22 Feb 2013, 08:10 7

3. sorcio46 (Posts: 435; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)


You aren't forced to use it, just limit your experience to the Google services that you want

posted on 22 Feb 2013, 08:03 1

2. wendygarett (unregistered)


What?!!! I almost gone crazy on phonearena because of android fan rage everywhere... And you want me to join their another camp Google +? Just take me to the funny farm instead... :(

don't get me wrong, I love the Google glass and I will get one regadless the price, but Victor sir you are wrong... I bought this as a notification information... Much better than Apple watch if you ask me... But Google +? Thanks but no thanks...

posted on 22 Feb 2013, 08:14

5. wendygarett (unregistered)


I actually love Google service compare to other, especially on mapping and search engine... But the article says Google glass will increase the popularity of Google + , which is not entirely true :(

posted on 22 Feb 2013, 08:16 4

6. sorcio46 (Posts: 435; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)


If the google glasses are in development to be fully connected with G+ (Google social platform) it will be true

posted on 22 Feb 2013, 08:18

8. wendygarett (unregistered)


According to the video, it's more integrated on search engine.... But yes it will integrate to Google+ , as well as facebook and Twitter...

posted on 22 Feb 2013, 08:49 1

17. haseebzahid (Posts: 1853; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


lol what about hidden services that take ur information to 3rd party companies who pop ur screen with hell lot of ads and those informations might be something ur personal you dont want google to spoof on

posted on 22 Feb 2013, 08:19 7

9. kartik4u98 (Posts: 511; Member since: 19 May 2012)


Great article Victor !
Thumbs up for that :)

posted on 22 Feb 2013, 10:41 1

33. iWorld (Posts: 85; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


Google glasses will be safer than smartphones as they can not be stolen while travelling. Thumbs up for that :)

posted on 22 Feb 2013, 12:23

40. kartik4u98 (Posts: 511; Member since: 19 May 2012)


Although I love this concept of Google Glass but I do not agree on the fact that this type of product can replace a full-fledged smartphone...atleast in the coming years...

ps- Definitely, it can replace wrist watches !

posted on 22 Feb 2013, 08:27 1

10. trustory (Posts: 132; Member since: 23 Jan 2013)


No one would ever wear that; google should've just went with a watch

posted on 22 Feb 2013, 08:34 9

11. kartik4u98 (Posts: 511; Member since: 19 May 2012)


"No one would ever wear that"
Heck !
I WILL buy and wear that...and I do beleive strongly believe that millions will wear that !

posted on 22 Feb 2013, 08:35 2

12. wendygarett (unregistered)


Umm, I think Google made a right way... Apple realize that most iPhone user has Rolex, therefore they target watch... Meanwhile most geeks who owns android wear glasses, so Google target glasses... Either way, they're direct competitor, who bring notification to whole new level...

posted on 22 Feb 2013, 08:36 1

13. gmracer1 (Posts: 646; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)


You're crazy. Go back to slingin rocks.

posted on 22 Feb 2013, 08:42 3

14. gmracer1 (Posts: 646; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)


That...............is one of the dumbest, most ignorant, statements I have ever..........ever read.

I'm gonna go suffocate myself, now...

posted on 22 Feb 2013, 08:46 2

16. wendygarett (unregistered)


Just be honest, you wear glasses right? :)

posted on 22 Feb 2013, 08:55 5

18. gmracer1 (Posts: 646; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)


I do not wear glasses.

And there have not ever been any surveys/statistics that show your claim.

Btw, glasses do not mean anything about a person--except that they have poor natural eyesight. I have 20/13 vision (better than perfect); therefore, I do not need glasses. I use Android because it is superior to the iOS ;-)

When the Google Glasses debut, I'll be rockin them like a champ B-)

posted on 22 Feb 2013, 09:08 1

24. wendygarett (unregistered)


I prefer Google glass because I wear glasses... I have to appologize for accusing so just because I am the one... no harm feelings ok? Lol

posted on 22 Feb 2013, 09:20 2

26. gmracer1 (Posts: 646; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)


I don't take offense to anything. I just prefer facts over fiction :-)

posted on 22 Feb 2013, 10:55 3

36. androiddownsouth (Posts: 598; Member since: 02 May 2012)


Most iPhone users wear Rolex's? That is flat out one of the most ridiculous statements I have EVER heard. I see customers come in my store every day with iPhones that couldn't afford a car that costs as much as a Rolex, much less the watch itself. Wendy, please stop posting that kind of useless drivel.......I'm begging you....

posted on 22 Feb 2013, 16:43

42. trustory (Posts: 132; Member since: 23 Jan 2013)


It's the stupidest looking thing ever

posted on 22 Feb 2013, 08:56 1

19. srk_srinivas (Posts: 22; Member since: 27 Dec 2010)


I wish this glass could have a throat mic or something like that, its good for some people doesn't speak in public.

posted on 22 Feb 2013, 08:58 4

20. shahulvm (Posts: 124; Member since: 01 Apr 2012)


Am not against innovation or technological advancement, but I see this more of a fancy gadget . Am sure it would sell, but it wont be a huge success. Reasons being :

1. You wouldn't want to be wearing a frame on your face for the most part of the day. Seriously it would add to your discomfort. How long can you keep your earphones on your ears even without listening to music? A day or two, after that you would get tired of it.

2. You wouldn't want your vision to be blocked by glass (12%) and rest plain. Try wearing a broken specs to see the headaches you get with your eyes straining to adjust the vision. No matter how clear the glass is.

3. It would add to your distraction than to being benefit while you drive, walk etc.

4. To the onlookers, it looks like your talking to yourself. Am sure when you hang out with your friends and colleagues, you wouldn't want to be talking to yourself or be distracted when they want your real presence and involvement.

5. Do ppl look better with this frame or without. During all these years of development, the technology was a gadget at your disposal which didnt alter your formfactor. Over here, the gadget is sitting on your face and spoiling the smartness/beauty of your natural self.

Not being pessimistic, but being more realistic.

posted on 22 Feb 2013, 09:01

22. gmracer1 (Posts: 646; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)


Pessimist.

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