Exciting developments from the Google Glass team have been revealed this week. The first photographs taken using the device have been revealed to the world, alongside a video user guide. Earlier this year Google gave 1000 worldwide ‘explorers’ the opportunity to test the device who have now tweeted the first photos taken using it; accompanied by the hashtag #throughglass.
‘I will never live a day of my life from now on without it (or a competitor). It’s that significant,’ said Silicon Valley insider Robert Scoble who was one of the first people to test out the prototype of the device. Sci-Fi novelist William Gibson also tweeted his experience with Glass; ‘Was faintly annoyed at just how interesting I found the experience.’.
As well as these the first images, Google have also released the first Project Glass user guide video. The video demonstrates the features included in the device; a battery, camera and a wireless device to allow instant upload.
While the device is still not ready for a public release (Google say that an app to accompany the device is in development and is rumoured to go public in 2014) the user guide demonstrates how Project Glass will work in the life of the average Joe; as opposed to the more extreme demonstrations revealed so far.
It seems that Google are dealing with the abashment faced by Project Glass functionality in everyday situation, but as you can see from the photos there is hardly the awesome edge that appeared in the first Google releases. With the risk of sounding dull I am quite interested to see how Google will attempt to market Glass to adapt to average lifestyles, as opposed to base-jumpers, horse-riders and pilots.
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