Google’s internal Google[x] team revealed a venture called Project Glass on Wednesday, solidifying rumors that the company was, until now, secretly developing a set of augmented reality glasses.
Google[x] made the announcement on its Google+ page and included several design photos, as well as a concept video of how the team imagines the technology may work in the future. Earlier reports suggested that the glasses will launch sometime this year and carry a price tag between $200 and $600. The heads-up display (HUD) glasses may someday find their way to your wireless carrier’s 3G and 4G network, too, as they will clearly require a data connection in order to offer on-the-spot augmented-reality information.
“A group of us from Google[x] started Project Glass to build this kind of technology, one that helps you explore and share your world, putting you back in the moment,” the team said on Google+. “We’re sharing this information now because we want to start a conversation and learn from your valuable input. So we took a few design photos to show what this technology could look like and created a video to demonstrate what it might enable you to do.”
The video below shows an example of how “Project Glass” could be implemented into glasses in the future.