Google Glass to land for consumers in 2014

It could be a few years before the rest of us get the chance to take our own pair of Google Glass skydiving.

(Credit: CNET)

Google co-founder Sergey Brin told Bloomberg that the "Explorer Edition" of Project Glass will be delivered to developers next year and made available to the general public a year after that — that means 2014.

"These 'Explorer Editions' I'd like to get out early next year," Brin told Bloomberg. "Within a year after that, I want to have broad consumer offering."

If Google really moves and hits the early side of that timeline, perhaps we can look forward to downhill skiers and bobsledders sporting the Google Glass at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Could a pair of specs that tells an athlete exactly when to enter the next turn be considered a performance-enhancing device?

Developers at Google's I/O conference were told yesterday that they could order the beta version of the futuristic augmented reality glasses for US$1500. Hopefully, the price of the eventual consumer version will be significantly lower.

You can watch the Google Glass in action during the company's big skydiving demo at I/O, and watch more from Bloomberg Television's chat with Brin below:


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