Fact Box: Google Glass
Google has begin shipping its “Google Glass” to its first users outside the company
Google Glass the “wearable computing” devices have been shipped to the first users outside the company to test the device and further develop the product. But this time Google has told the developers not to show advertisements to the users. Albeit, Google’s most revenue and more than 98% of its profits comes from advertising, the company is not interested in showing advertisements on its Google Glass device.
- A wearable computer with a head-mounted display (HMD)
- Developed under the Project Glassresearch and development project.
- Developed by Google X Lab
- Objective: Producing a mass-market ubiquitous computer.
- Displays information in a smartphone-like hands-free format, that can interact with the Internet via natural language voice commands.
- While the frames do not currently have lenses fitted to them, Google is considering partnering with sunglass retailers and may also open retail stores to allow customers to try on the device.
- The Explorer Edition cannot be used by people who wear prescription glasses, but Glass will finally work with frames and lenses that match the wearer’s prescription; the glasses will be modular and thus perhaps attachable to normal prescription glasses.
- An embedded screen in the upper-right-hand corner of the right-hand lens provides resolution which is equivalent of a 25in HD (High Definition) screen from 8 feet away.