Google Reportedly Working On Android-Based Wearable Technology
Have you ever looked at a product, be it online or at the store, and wanted to know if it was available for less, or perhaps wanted to know about similar products? All of this may be a reality in the future, as tech and web giant Google is working on a pair of Android-based thick-rimmed glasses, similar to those worn by many celebrities.
The concept of these new optics entails not glass, but LED or AMOLED displays integrated into the frames, and would be able to communicate directly with the cloud via IP. They are also not directly tied to Android, which means that if you are an iPhone, Windows Phone 7, or Blackberry user, you’d still be able to take advantage of this radically game-changing technology.
Users would interact with the glasses via buttons on the arms of the frame. If the glasses are wirelessly paired with a smartphone, they will connect to the Internet via the phone’s data service/Wi-fi. And since they’re a Google product at their core, you’d be accessing their search engine, the most powerful in the world.
Further information is currently scarce on this product, but what I can say is if this is actually developed and implemented, it could literally revolutionize the way we look at and search for information. There are apps which exist that take advantage of augmented reality technology on both iOS and Android platforms, but it hasn’t gained much mainstream attention, at least in the tech world. With these new (but still very conceptual) glasses, you could simply look at a product, cross-reference other stores’ prices and similar products, all within seconds of a glance. I cannot wait to see what Google serves up next!