After innovating self-driven cars, which have been tested for 100000 miles on California Roads and Solve For X for solving global problems, Google is gearing up for unveiling a pair of hi-tech glasses with a built-in screen – and the Android device could be on sale soon, says a company insider. Hi-tech ‘heads up display’ glasses have been rumoured to be under development at Google’s secret ‘Google X’ lab for months.
Now sources close to site 9to5Google claim to have seen a prototype, which looks like Oakley’s Thump MP3 player headset. The glasses will be armed with cameras, an Android operating system, and could be on sale soon.
“These glasses, we heard, have a front-facing camera used to gather information and could aid in augmented reality apps,” said 9to5Google. “It will also take pictures. The spied prototype has a flash —perhaps for help at night, or maybe it is just a way to take better photos. The camera is extremely small and likely only a few megapixels.” Contrary to previous reports, 9to5Google says that the glasses will feature a heads-up display (HUD) in one eye only. The HUD will be situated to one side of the glasses because it is not transparent said the blog.
The device is reportedly being developed in Google’s ‘Google X’ laboratory. Google has already admitted to the existence of the secret laboratory – described as ‘Google X’ – where scientists work on wild, out-there ideas. Most Google employees are not even aware the lab exists.
“Google has always invested in speculative R&D projects – it’s part of our DNA,” said a spokesperson. “While the possibilities are incredibly exciting, the sums involved are very small by comparison to the investments we make in our core businesses. In terms of details, we don’t comment on speculation.”
The lab is reportedly located in Google’s Mountain View, California headquarters – known as ‘the Googleplex’. This lab of Google will give birth to new technologies, ideas and devices and will surpass any lab in the world because of its infrastructure and technology driven brains invested in this.