Google Glasses unveiled by Google co-founder Sergey Brin at Google I/O conference, worth $1,500By Angel Cuala on Jun 28, 2012 in Lifestyle, Technology, United States •
Google co-founder Sergey Brin unveiled the so-called Google glasses (or Project Glass) at the Google I/O developers conference in San Francisco on Wednesday, June 27, 2012, with the company’s augmented-reality glasses aiming to provide a more convenient way of using the Internet, as shown in the demo video below.
Sergey Brin, wearing a pair of Google glasses
at Google I/O developers conference
Image Credit: Stephen Shankland/CNET
Brin, who was seen testing a pair of Google glasses last April in an event at the Palace Hotel also in San Francisco, announced in front of huge crowd that Google will be selling a prototype of the product to U.S. computer programmers who are attending the three-day conference, for $1,500 each, which will be shipped next year.
“This is new technology and we really want you to shape it. We want to get it out into the hands of passionate people as soon as possible.” Brin was quoted telling to the crowd of an estimated 6,000 people during the conference on Wednesday, noting that there is no pre-order available as of this time.
Mr. Brin, who also showed a video of skydivers wearing Google glasses as they jumped out of the plane, added that if everything goes well, a less expensive version of the Google glasses will go on sale to the general public possibly in early 2014, but noting that it will be more expensive than smartphones.
On the same event, Google also unveiled its 7-inch Nexus 7 tablet, manufactured by the Taiwanese computer company Asus and will run Android 4.1 (or Jelly Bean), which was priced at $199 for the 8GB version and $249 for the 16GB version.
Project Glass: Skydiving Demo at Google I/O 2012
Video Credit: Google/YouTube
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