Project Glass's UI detailed in new report

Project Glass's UI detailed in new report
Working for the Wall Street Journal has its perks; in this case it was getting the closest look yet at Google Glass, including some quality time looking at the user interface of Google’s wearable computers. According to WSJ writer Spencer Ante, that UI is still very much a work in progress, although he was still bullish on the concept, likening them to wearable smartphones. His take on the current state of the UI after playing with it was this:



Of the parts of the UI that Ante wasn’t able to test out were the Google Maps portion, as well as the UI that would let you make a phone (or video) call or send a text message. Of course Google won’t be releasing a beta version until sometime next year (and then only to developers that ponied up $1,500 at Google I/O), so there is still plenty of time to add features and polish to the experience. Ante points out that one thing that would really help would be the introduction of a “killer app” the really drives home what Google Glass can do.

That may emerge as well in the coming year(s), but Google co-founder Sergey Brin already has one feature he loves – setting the camera to time lapse. He indicated that he does this when he plays with his children, with Glass snapping an image every 10 seconds. That way he’s sure to get several irreplaceable moments of his family life preserved for posterity, but without having to interrupt family time by pulling out a phone or camera and snapping the images himself.

After last weekend’s publicity stunt with runway models, we imagine we’ll be getting a steady diet of updates on Google Glass, but for those who want more right now you can watch this video interview posted on the WSJ right now:


source: WSJ via 9to5Google

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21 Comments

1. wassup

Posts: 565; Member since: Jun 23, 2011

Now this is innovation ... unlike certain fruit named companies

2. 23nikki1 unregistered

Real innovation...Super cool...

5. binerry

Posts: 99; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

While I do agree that companies take ideas or features from one another, you can't disagree that certain fruit named companies show innovation in the hardware category, since forever.

6. wassup

Posts: 565; Member since: Jun 23, 2011

But they're not innovating right now. Which is what matters.

7. binerry

Posts: 99; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

Well, that you know of. People give Apple too high of expectations. I agree that Android has some advantages, but I also understand how Apple won't dive into something unless they can do it as best they feel they can. That's what I get from it. So, I guess my point is, you don't become one of the most popular and valuable companies in the world's history if you didn't have innovation from some aspect or another, whether it be marketing, to focusing on the little details. We'll see what people do, and what the market analysis shows.

8. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

"People give Apple too high of expectations." Totally agree! :D "I agree that Android has some advantages..." I think it has more than "some" advantages over iOS. ;)

11. binerry

Posts: 99; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

You're everywhere. Sorry, but my iPhone never rebooted like the 4 times my Galaxy Nexus did, nor did it take 3 minutes to boot like it did either. You're delusional.

13. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

"You're everywhere." Thanks for compliment. :) "Sorry, but my iPhone never rebooted like the 4 times my Galaxy Nexus did..." And who could believe it, EVEN 4 times, that's horrible. :( (sarcasm) "You're delusional." Why you tink so? :)

15. binerry

Posts: 99; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

Look, I'm sorry all the android fans don't see why iOS works really well. You can't explain sex to a kid (you) who hasn't experienced it yet.

17. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

"Look, I'm sorry all the android fans don't see why iOS works really well." Satatistics says taht iOS apps tend to crash three times more than Android apps. ;)

14. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

your iphone. many iphones have tons of compatibility issues. Look up all the ios4 and ios5 blue screen/freezing issues.

16. binerry

Posts: 99; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

P.S. - That's called an analogy. Look up its definition.

19. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1247; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

NOKIA-101 dualSIM featurephone (without camera, bluetooth) has never rebooted in 2 years and boots up in few seconds... So do you think its better than iPhone????

3. Cacharoes

Posts: 17; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

What Kind of Camera is in this thing anyway? That so far as been the part we hear the most about. It would likely have to be a really nice one I guess. Have they even mentioned how the device is controlled? Is is Voice or what? Sure it is still very early but they obviously have some working stuff for it. It just seems very mysterious to me, though Definitely Cool.

4. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

The price tag is the only thing holding me back from actually getting it when it comes out... Self driving car is cool nonetheless.

20. TarunV

Posts: 28; Member since: Jul 21, 2012

Yeah really man... 1500$.... Kill me already -_-

9. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Let's say this is Google Glass version 1 I think this one will be like a beta on the Market Perhaps a Version 2 will be better As for me i wear glasses already, if i have to buy google glass it would have to be optimized for my eye lenses.

10. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

I didn't know Snake wore glasses? lol +1

21. Cacharoes

Posts: 17; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

I worried about that too for people who wear glasses, There are a few pics of the Glass being worn with a set of Glasses, so it should work fine.

12. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Get this thing going Google. I want something like ARI, what Norman Jaden from Heavy Rain has. That would be amazing.

18. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Release date please Sergery Bin

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