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Sergey Brin focused on Project Glass: hopes for official release “sometime next year”

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Sergey Brin focused on Project Glass: hopes for official release “sometime next year”
Project Glass is one of the main focuses of the main focuses of Google’s Sergey Brin, one of the founders of the search engine, and hopes are that it could hit retail shelves “sometime next year.” Brin sat for an hour-long interview on Project Glass and his bigger involvement in Google X, the company’s research and development structure, but what’s most interesting is that we got to see how Brin actually controls the glasses.

It seems that the side panel currently is actually touch sensitive, so you basically use it as a touchpad, and one thing you can do easily is zoom in and out of photos.

Still, it seems that it’s more likely that the Project Glass will arriver later than next year. Here is Sergey Brin’s very conditional statement about the possible release date: “I have some hopes to maybe get it out sometime next year, but that’s still a bit of a hope.”

What’s also interesting is that now we know that the glasses have been worked on in the last 2 or 3 years at Google X. Also, the company is prototyping some far out projects, replacing the traditional phone and computer.

Brin himself has been involved in Project Glass in the last year, so it seems that it’s definitely got some momentum. Check out the demonstration video and the lucky TV host who got to try the glasses on, all below. 

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posted on 30 May 2012, 06:03

1. Carlitos (Posts: 553; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

Rather have them take there time making this and sorting out all the problems, than trying rush it for a certain time.
Either way this device is going to be groundbreaking, and if its going to be groundbreaking make it as good as possible.

posted on 30 May 2012, 07:24 2

2. JeffdaBeat (unregistered)

I just hope people embrace it. I think sometimes innovation is stifled, not because of the manufacturers, but because the general public just doesn't latch on. Let's hope the product is fantastic on its debut, but at the same time, it's at a price point people can afford. If so, I'm definitely picking one up...even if it's out of pure curiosity. And who knows...in a few years we may have this built into even regular glasses...

posted on 30 May 2012, 08:15 7

3. remixfa (Posts: 14604; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

if they can squeeze the design into something stylish and throw some cool commercials with it, i dont see why it wouldnt be a strong product. Its pretty darn cool. As a society we watch so much darn sci fi with "future tech", that I think a lot of people are ready to start taking steps into that world, as long as it doesnt make them look like the Borg. lol. If nothing else, the military and medical applications for this are off the wall, so they will sell it to them if no on else.

posted on 30 May 2012, 15:43

8. jmoita2 (Posts: 930; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)

Sure, I cant wait to have pop up ads and junk emails floating around right in front of my eyes.

posted on 30 May 2012, 21:19

10. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)

Unfortunately I dont really think it will catch on quickly... its kinda like the whole watch concept which seems really cool, but hasnt had a mass market effect.. it probably will ketch on eventually due to convenience, but i dont think it will be as quickly adopted as tablets

posted on 30 May 2012, 08:55 1

4. good2great (Posts: 1042; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)

innovative or not this is pretty lame...

yes, for tech geeks this is great use of technology but be real...... the general public are not gonna be walking around with these glasses on...

now i do agree remixfa if it was designed into something stylish a few people would purchase it due to curiosity but thats it.

posted on 30 May 2012, 10:56

6. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1737; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

YOU CAN SEE THE FUTURE?!?! Tell me what the winning lottery numbers are! /rollseyes

posted on 30 May 2012, 09:32 2

5. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


posted on 30 May 2012, 14:49

7. jy20051992 (Posts: 13; Member since: 09 Jan 2012)

it will just be a camera with 2 functions photo clicking ,zooming in /out...
all this with a trackpad.
i was thinking that it should be having a project type display which would be cool .
but now i am thinking it is a pathetic useless device .
only for photo clicking fans

posted on 30 May 2012, 19:40

9. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


posted on 31 May 2012, 01:47

11. strikercho (banned) (Posts: 156; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)

Yeah, right. Mr. Ser-G a y , please stop pretending to be the late Jobs-like. Google = search engine. It's like Volkswagen trying to build a washing-mashine...

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