While Google has yet to specify an official launch date for Google Glass, a developer on the project informed Computerworld.com that consumers will have to wait until 2014, at the earliest, before getting their hands on the much-anticipated augmented reality device. In the meantime, the Mountain View giant intends to thoroughly test and perfect the product before its high-profile release.
A representative of the Google Glass project told the website: "We're always adjusting and readjusting timelines. The most important thing that we do is focus on building a great product for users whenever that might be launched." As a result, Google Glass will keep tech fans waiting at least until 2014.
The news means that Google Glass will not be available in time for the end of this year, as some of the project's more optimistic participants had suggested at the Google I/O developer conference last May. For the time being, only a few lucky developers have been able to purchase the Google Glass device, at a price of $1,500 per pair.
The Google Glass wearable computer will include a 5 MP camera with 720p video recording, as well as speakers using bone conduction technology. Wearers will use voice commands to control the device through an intelligent interface (Google Now), which snaps into action upon hearing the signal "OK Google." The virtually endless possibilities of the device have had the tech world abuzz ever since the first whisperings of its existence.