While this particular image may look about as unexciting as any random scribble on a piece of paper, it may in fact represent the closest sign to date that a release date for Google’s Project Glass is in fact on the imminent horizon. Like so many sneak peeks to have come before, the image is fresh from the pages of an FCC filing picked up by the beady eyes of the impatient masses.
What we can learn from the filing itself is that the Google Glass Explorer Edition which we were indeed told would be arriving later this year comes with a Bluetooth and Wi-Fi radio, while also making reference to the bone conduction technology previously linked to Google – a patent that creates audio through vibration.
Having been officially certified by the FCC as safe for the use of consumers, chances are Project Glass will be landing in one form or another in the very near future.
For those not yet up to speed with the idea, Google’s Project Glass is for all intents and purposes the world’s first fully wearable face-mounted high-end Smartphone, which does everything you’d expect from a standard handset and considerably more besides. The user of the glasses has a tiny screen in from of one of their eyes and the various functions of the device can be controlled by voice, head movements and various other gestures.
Blinking, for example, can be used to take photographs…or so we’re told.
For some, Google’s Project Glass represents the next logical evolution of the Smartphone, though for others the idea has taken round-the-clock Smartphone dependency completely over the edge and into the surreal. Regardless of personal viewpoint however, Project Glass is well and truly on its way to the public domain and could be making waves in more than a few months time.