Google Glass makes Time's best inventions list of 2012

Google Glass makes Time's best inventions list of 2012
What do we know about Google Glass? We know that not too many non-Googlers have used it and we have seen video released by Google that might exaggerate some of the device's functions, which will mainly be notifications and navigation, at least at first. Google Glass, which  is powered by Augmented Reality, is expected to hit the consumer market in 2014 for $1,500.  According to Time Magazine, the device is a computer built into a pair of glasses, with a half inch display. Google Glass will allow you to video chat, take and share pictures, surf the web, check appointments and access maps.

Even though consumers won't be able to purchase Google Glass until 2014, the Google Glass Explorer Edition was open for pre-orders from developers this past summer at a price of $1,500 and is supposed to be delivered early next year. You might recall Google Glass Sessions which was supposed to be a series of videos showing how useful the device really is. Only one video was released which showed the wife of a Google employee share the antics of her baby with relatives in France.

So what will Google Glass really do for us? We might not know for sure until later next year. Still, the editors at Time Magazine were so impressed by the videos below, that they called Google Glass one of the best inventions of 2012. Congratulations to those at Google who worked on the project and we hope that the vision of the device as displayed in the first videos eventually comes to fruition.

source: Time via Phandroid



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26 Comments

1. sheik

Posts: 249; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

Heck, didn't they add Galaxy Note II in the list?

4. GUNDAM

Posts: 63; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

wouldn't be an invention though..

5. sheik

Posts: 249; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

eh, who invented the phablet category for the first time? huh? Fruit company?

7. GUNDAM

Posts: 63; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

im saying that the note 2 isn't an invention -_- it's an evolution of the note 1 which yes, did create the phablet genre. apple hasn't really been revolutionary since 2007

9. satanrules

Posts: 19; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

Heard of Dell streak?

10. OHaZZaR

Posts: 131; Member since: Aug 19, 2011

Never heard any one calling it a phablet. At least not until the original note was released

13. satanrules

Posts: 19; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

So it's about the word "Phablet" not the idea.

22. OHaZZaR

Posts: 131; Member since: Aug 19, 2011

Actually, yes it is. It's like the iPad in this case. Microsoft is the first company to create a functional tablet, but business never really took off until the first generation iPad was released. There hasn't been an android tablet before the iPad or any tablet that had an OS optimised for a tablet experience(not that iOS is an "optimal" tablet OS, but it basically created the genre". Heck by that time wikipedia categorised it as a PC. Not that it isn't but it did not fit into any suitable or popular sub-category at the time. There's no denying that the first "phablet" is the Dell Streak 5, but it had way too many compromises to actually create the category that it ultimately belonged to.

19. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Hell, I called the Streak a phablet when it was first rumored. It probably wasnt coined phablet by main stream media....but some of us in forums used that term before the bloggers, writers, media.

21. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

http://www.droidforums.net/forum/droid-general-discussions/44744-big-o-android.html See my 2 posts in this topic....lol. That topic is from May- June 2010

11. GUNDAM

Posts: 63; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

:O forgot about that :P i stand corrected. the note 1 brought phablets to mainstream popularity then.

6. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

Of course Google Galss made the innovation list...what could we expect....that a certain mapping service by a fruit company shuld've been in that list :)

2. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Here comes innovation....here comes google!!!!!

14. crapdroid666

Posts: 24; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

project glass. even Star Trek geeks will be ashamed to be seen in public looking like Cyborg aliens from mars wearing this

16. gothicheart

Posts: 83; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

how can anyone be more ashamed of than walking down a street using an iphone, when a granny next to you is also using one...

24. Aeires unregistered

I was thinking of being ashamed of talking to Siri in public, but yours works too.

20. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

We are talking about Star Trek geeks. They will wear this proudly... Star Wars ones too.

25. JonBjSig

Posts: 176; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Trekkie here, I can confirm this.

26. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

lol....glad you didnt get offended, It wasnt meant to be offensive. It is what it is....

3. Savage unregistered

Meanwhile in other news, a fruit company is suing competitors over the use of stylus. We need more news like this is the tech world. Good job and good luck Google!

8. ElektronicGeek91

Posts: 105; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

I just love how great technology is forming.

12. Topcat488

Posts: 1415; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

I wonder if you're allowed to wear these glasses while you're driving, ie car/motorcycle. Looks a little dangerous to me, just saying...

15. gothicheart

Posts: 83; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

i'm not a google fan, and most definitely NOT an apple fan, and most of the phones I had in the past were nokia products, but I'd like to say CONGRATULATIONS TO GOOGLE, coz I am most definitely a fan of great innovation.

17. jove39

Posts: 2145; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

It is indeed

18. soshi

Posts: 154; Member since: Mar 08, 2012

So expensive, I really waiting for this but if they put less frame because that is too revealing. I want to record some bad attitude of police man here who often rob people without they realize it. Integration google now will be great as I just need to talk 'google, what plant is this?' as I looking to the subject, and google now give scientific answer and if the subject can be usefull or poisonous. That will be daebak

23. Danre

Posts: 85; Member since: Sep 02, 2012

Great! I am gonna buy this.

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