Don’t Expect Google Glass Under the Christmas Tree This Year
When Google’s (NASDAQ:GOOG) chief executive officer Eric Schmidt said in April that his company’s highly-anticipated Glass technology was a “year-ish away,” many analysts didn’t believe him, claiming that the CEO was overestimating how long it would take the product to launch. Now, it looks like Schmidt is proving his naysarers wrong, because Google has officially set the connected eyewear’s release date to sometime in 2014 and many consumers are thus crossing the Glass technology off their Christmas lists.
When Computerworld asked a Google spokesman about its adjusted dates and rumors over a 2013 launch, according to CNBC, the spokesperson explained that, “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.”
Now, although the mass market may be frustrated that it won’t be getting its hands on Google Glass before the new year, lawmakers and other venues are likely breathing easy that they now have more time to brainstorm the legislation and rules that will undoubtedly follow the Glass’s launch.