Google patent shows Glass as the hub for Android@Home

Google patent shows Glass as the hub for Android@Home
Android@Home is one of those projects that Google showed off a couple years ago, but it never really went anywhere. The idea was to get electronics manufacturers to build Android into everyday home products like thermostats, lighting systems, garage door openers, sound systems, etc. Even though Android@Home hasn't gone anywhere, Google hasn't given up it seems, because a new patent shows Google Glass as a hub for home systems.

Glass will use visual identification, RFID, infrared, Bluetooth, and QR codes to find controllable devices, and when it finds something, it would download relevant information, plus control interfaces. The controls would appear as augmented reality overlays on the device in question, then assuming your refrigerator or garage door opener is connected to WiFi, you'll be able to control it through Glass.

It sounds like a cool usage, but of course, we need to see manufacturers making the compatible devices first.

source: USPTO via Engadget

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8 Comments

1. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

I'm excited to see the Glass, but does it feel awkward when wearing this?

2. techloverNYC

Posts: 601; Member since: Nov 20, 2012

Sh*ts is about to get futuristic! Google is single handy improving the whole human tech level I think. Phones:andriod,Web:googe.com,tv:google tv,list just goes on and on. Whats best is that google dont try to make a huge profit off its consumers. Im waiting on the google car, rumor has it the car drive itself!

3. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

welcome to 1984

4. Jphones

Posts: 256; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

They already have the self driving car legal here in California look it up on YouTube is going to be the greatest once the tech gets put into commercial use in probably 2030. About then electric cars will be the norm. Plus the glass integration will also be an everyday item.

5. Topcat488

Posts: 1415; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

Best watch out Dude... Next thing you know, them Google Cars will drive you straight to the "Police Station" for, 1.) every time it's insurance is over due, 2.) if the alcohol level in the air (inside car) is over the limit, 3.) The simple talk of doing unlawfulness... And on and on and on... hehehehe @Jphones

7. kozza3

Posts: 778; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

#1 and #2 don't make sense for a self driving car...

8. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 2011

Exactly. When self-driving cars become more popular, they will be used like taxis or ZipCars, not personal vehicles. If there's a self-driving car available whenever you need, why would you ever buy a car?

6. taikucing unregistered

COOL !!!

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