There are rumours buzzing around since December that Google are currently working on some Android powered smart glasses that would feature a heads up display for relaying information from the cloud. We still don’t know if this is true, or if it is, when the smart glasses would be available to the general public, but Google has filed a request with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) signaling they are ready to test an “entertainment device” that will eventually be available to the masses.

According to rumours, Google’s smart glasses are designed in such a way that they  look  like your average pair of eyeglasses. The lenses would feature some sort of transparent display technology, similar to Samsung’s transparent Super AMOLED, that would show information based on several different things. There are a few buttons on the arms of the glasses, and once paired with an Android device, they could very well let you know who is calling when your phone goes off, give a brief description of an email, or notify you of a calendar alert,  but Google’s glasses might not have to be used with an Android device at all.


The glasses might be capable of running on their own by having some sort of data or WiFi and GPS access for connecting with your Google account, and bringing information about your location etc. For example walking into your favorite clothing shop may trigger a notification letting you know Google has a discount coupon available for this store, thus proving that Google Maps navigation integrated within them could also be another real possibility.

Till now, there has not been a  confirmed release date for this new device, but we know that Google is really coming up with something BIG and if that is the case then I guess we will have to wait and see for it because after all SEEING IS BELIEVING isn’t it ?


Source: 9 to 5 Google