Google Glass, Still Evolving but On Track For Release To Developers
But as of now, those e-mails have yet to arrive. In a recent interview over at IEEE Spectrum, however, the head of Glass Babak Parviz sat down to answer a few questions about what may be Google's most ambitious project yet. When asked what Google was aiming to accomplish with Glass, Parviz stated that they wanted to build a device that would "allow for pictorial communications, allow people to connect to others with images and video, and allow people to access information very, very quickly." He also noted that augmented reality isn't really the immediate goal for Glass, but anything is possible when looking at a long-form view of wearable computing.
During the interview, he also shared that final features, specifications, and functionality was still in flux. When asked about apps, he noted that Glass wasn't just a mobile port, but an entirely "new platform," so writing programs for it is a bit complicated. Google still plans to ship with a cloud-based API that will allow devs to tap into and integrate with Glass. Unfortunately, there's still no clear ship date ahead, but surely we'll either have them in-hand or have a real-deal update at Google I/O 2013 in May.