There’s some sad news if you were hoping for Google Glass to be on your head this year as Google’s Eric Schmidt has confirmed that the new device won’t be available to the public until sometime in the spring (Autumn for us) 2014.
This is a tad disappointing there was the expectations that Glass would become available at this years I/O after Google gave some to Google Explorer applicants earlier in the year.
During an interview with the British station BBC Radio 4, Eric Schmidt told the host that Google Glass probably won’t be be available to the general public until sometime next year. He said “there will be thousands of [Google Glass] in use by developers over the next months, and then based on their feedback, we’ll make some product changes, and it’s probably a year-ish away.”
Schmidt also addressed privacy matters with Google Glass saying “the fact of the matter is that we’ll have to develop some new social etiquette. It’s obviously not appropriate to wear these glasses in situations where recording is not correct. Companies like Google have a very important responsibility to keep your information safe but you have a responsibility as well which is to understand what you’re doing, how you’re doing it, and behave appropriately and also keep everything up to date.”