NYT: Google to sell Android-based heads-up display glasses by the end of the year

Google's Android-based HUD glasses will resemble the Oakley Thump

Late last year, reports of Google working on some Android-based heads-up display glasses surfaced thanks to the guys over at 9 to 5 Google. Today, the New York Times is reporting that these Google-made glasses will be available by the end of the year and will sell for anywhere from $250 to $600, about the price of an average smartphone. The Android-based glasses will feature GPS, 3G/4G connectivity, a number of sensors including motion, and more. The glasses will be able to deliver different information to the wearer in real-time.

According to 9 to 5 Google, the Google Glasses will have a unique navigation system that uses your heads motion to scroll and click. Also included in the glasses will be a low-resolution camera that will be used to monitor the world in real time and display augmented information about locations, surrounding buildings, and even friends who might be nearby.

At the moment, Google doesn’t have a specific business model for the HUD glasses. Instead, the company sees the project as an experiment that anyone would be able to join. If the experiment proves to be successful, Google will look at possible revenue streams.

So, what do you guys think about Terminator-style glasses from Google? I personally think that it sounds like a cool idea. It will be another way to have information available to you. Let us know what you think by dropping a comment below.

Source: New York Times | via Engadget

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