Earlier in the day, Google unveiled a slew of new product and feature updates at its 2022 Google I/O developer conference, including a new Pixel tablet and smartwatch.
At the end of the event, Google released new augmented reality (AR) smart glasses that support the Google Translate service.
Google has previously released Google Glass, which can connect to the Internet, but the project ultimately failed. In the 10 years since the device was launched, Google has carried out a number of research projects in the field of similar augmented reality, but most of the hardware products are more traditional smartcell phone, laptops and home smart speakers, withappleCompetitors such as the company are similar.
“We’ve learned a lot from the launch of Google Glass,” Osterloh said in an interview. “We know how hard it is to develop this technology and what users care about and what’s most important.” “
Osterloh did not say when the augmented reality glasses will be available, but said that Google has “a number of engineers and developers continuing to develop” the product for internal testing. “There’s still some way to go, but we’ll continue to invest heavily in augmented reality,” he said.
But products such as smart glasses play a key role in Google’s “ambient computing” vision, Osterloh said. “You can see how wonderful it would be if you had a device on your face that would allow you to communicate instantly, do translations, and be able to detect the world around you in real time,” he said.
Google rivals Meta and Snap have released sleeker augmented reality glasses, and Apple is also developing the technology. Google also invested in Magic Leap, a startup that raised a lot of money to develop a virtual reality headset that didn’t gain traction and eventually turned to enterprise sales.