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Google Heads Up Display Coming By the End of the Year 177

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kodiaktau writes "Google is working to deliver a heads-up display allowing users access to email, maps and other tools through a wearable interface. According to the NY Times' sources, the device will be available later this year, and sell for prices comparable to smartphones. 'The people familiar with the Google glasses said they would be Android-based, and will include a small screen that will sit a few inches from someone’s eye. They will also have a 3G or 4G data connection and a number of sensors including motion and GPS. ... The glasses will have a low-resolution built-in camera that will be able to monitor the world in real time and overlay information about locations, surrounding buildings and friends who might be nearby, according to the Google employees. The glasses are not designed to be worn constantly — although Google expects some of the nerdiest users will wear them a lot — but will be more like smartphones, used when needed.'"
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Google Heads Up Display Coming By the End of the Year

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday February 22, 2012 @09:49AM (#39124541)

    And everyone will buy from Apple, because "wearing iGlasses" sounds so much more plesant than "wearing a Galaxy HUD".

    Apple iGlass users will be happy with their purchase, willing to pay a premium for simpler interfaces, unified experience, and first-rate hardware.

    Google Android HUD users will be happy with their purchase, opting for complex interaction, platform openness, and a variety of hardware.

    The telling difference is that Android users will sneer at Apple users for being fashion slaves and clueless n00bs, while most Apple users will hardly even know what Android is and, when informed by an evangelizing Android user, will continue not to care.

    A message to evangelizing Android users: you can stop your religious war because nobody fucking cares.

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