Till now we were able to keep computer device in our pocket but now Google has announced a computer that is wearable. Yes, I’m talking about Google Glass. It’s amazing, right?
Google Glass will be available for people at the ending quarter of this year. Google Glass can take pictures, record videos, guide you with the Google maps, send you voice notifications and the best one is that it will show you what all happening at your electronic world on a display which is not present physically.
Now as Google have succeeded with their Glass project so the other brands will also be looking over it. Main competitors are Microsoft, Apple and off course the copy cat “Samsung”.
Chinese search engine company is already into development of “Baidu Eye” which is again a wearable computing device. No doubt, Chinese will provide similar Google Glass at very competitive price.
If I go along with the rumors that are going out over the web then it’s the Microsoft which is first into developing such device. According to the investors of Microsoft, it seems like Microsoft will develop product like Google Glass by the end of 2014.
Till now, Google is very confident with this product but it’s still in testing and developing mode. Few of the reviews which I saw over the web of Google Glass were really impressive. You can watch review of the Glass by Verge in the video below:
Major challenge that will be in front of Microsoft is that they had to sync everything with their PC and smartphone operating system. No doubt, they will use their own Bing search and maps for providing the search results with their wearing device. But for all these things, they will again need a new operating system and also need to update Bing.
Now if I talk about Apple, then till now no such news is out. Apple is into manufacturing of iWatch first and rumors are going that there will be an iRing as well. iRing will be a remote device that will be wearable and can be used to control Apple TV.
Both iWatch and iRing will be wearable computing devices. So Apple will again lead but with different kind of prototypes.
Till the end of 2013 we will be able to order Google Glass and the device will start shipping and at that time we will start receiving confirm news from Microsoft about their wearable device.
If I talk about price then I think Microsoft’s device will cost more than the Google Glass. I’m confident about price because Microsoft has always provided its product at higher price than Google.