“The news of the day is the death of the Google Glass.”
The new, high-tech, smart-phone-based virtual-reality headset is now in its fourth year of existence.
But that hasn’t stopped the company from already laying down the groundwork for the future.
“It’s not that I don’t believe the technology has to work or it has to fail,” Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt told The Wall Street Journal.
“We have to make sure that we’re doing what we need to do to succeed.”
This is an evolving and exciting time for Google, one that includes its new virtual-video streaming service, Google Home, a brand-new mobile-apps business and more.
We asked the company to share its top five challenges, and to tell us what you can expect from Google Glass in the coming years.
What will it do?
We asked Schmidt to name a few of the things Google has already been working on that could change the way we interact with the world.
But he quickly pivoted to Google Glass, saying that “what we’re really focused on is making sure that you’re not missing out on the amazing experiences we’re having with our users.”
He added that the wearable headset is “the first device that really is an immersive, interactive, 360-degree, augmented reality experience, with real-time virtual-world information.”
The device is designed to let users navigate through virtual spaces, and the virtual world is projected onto the display in front of users.
Google Home will be the company’s new personal-messaging service, and it will let users “communicate, organize, organize their home, and have them know when and where they are, where their kids are, when and how long they have left, and so forth.”
Google has been building a personal assistant to help users in the workplace.
The company recently rolled out Google Home on Macs, and is also working on a new service that will let people use Google Glass to communicate with each other.
How much does it cost?
Google Glass is available for $1,000, and Google Home is priced at $100.
It will be available for preorder starting on Friday, June 13th.
What are the main problems with Google Glass?
There are some major drawbacks to Google’s wearable headset.
Google Glass has many limitations.
It can only be used for video calls and photo sharing, and there’s no way to control the device remotely.
For example, Google’s own video-chat software won’t work with Google Home.
Glass is also too bulky, and many users can’t wear them all the time.
Google also doesn’t have a lot of competition for Google Glass: Samsung is offering the headset for $200, Apple is selling it for $250, and Asus is offering it for about $350.
Google is also launching a competing headset for Android devices.
Google’s competitors are making similar glasses: Apple has a Gear VR, Samsung is putting on Gear VR with its Gear S2, and HTC is developing the Vive.
Will Google Glass be ready for the big show?
In the coming months, Google will be releasing its Glass hardware at a number of special events.
The Google Glass events will take place at Google headquarters in Mountain View, California, the offices of the company itself, the Google offices in Sunnyvale, California and the headquarters of the Android team in Redmond, Washington.
Google will also be releasing a hardware prototype, which will be used to show off the device to the world at these events.
We’ll bring you more on these Google Glass showdowns as we get closer to the official launch.
Google CEO Sundar Pichai says Google Glass will be “the next big thing.”
But, in the meantime, the company is “working hard” on Google Home and a standalone Google TV.
Google isn’t releasing any new information about its new mobile-app business, but we’ll keep you posted as soon as more information becomes available.