Google Glasses Not Yet for People Who Wear Eyeglasses

March 14, 2013, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Google Glasses, the most hyped gadget in recent times, will most probably hit the markets this year. But sadly not for people who wear prescription glasses.  Google has yet to begin work on such a version.

But for those with normal eyesight, Google Glasses take a step further toward ubiquitous computing, which is the idea that the Internet and computers will be accessible anywhere at any time without having to use one’s hands.

Google Glass displays hands-free  information in a smartphone-like format. It can interact with the Internet via natural language voice commands, and uses Google’s Android operating system.

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While the frames do not currently have lenses fitted to them, Google is considering partnering with sunglass retailers such as Ray-Ban or Warby Parker, and may also open retail stores to allow customers to try on the device.

Google Glass has the ability to take photos and record 720p HD video. While video is recording, a recording light is displayed above the eye, which is unnoticeable to the wearer.

In November 2012, the gadget was named one of the “Best Inventions of the Year” by Time magazine, alongside inventions such as the Curiosity Rover.

Those who paid Google $1,500 for the privilege of pre-ordering some Project Glass specs will be receiving “private updates” through Google+.

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