Google wants to truly bring Google Glass mainstream — yes, it’s been obvious, but never more so than now. The parent company of Oakley and Ray-Ban, Luxottica, has both signed onto a deal that allows for Glass to be implemented into an exclusive line of eyewear that utilizes the technology, with availability only in the United States at launch. Luxottica will handle manufacture and distribution, while Google does what it does best: refining the Glass technology.
Now, here comes the hammer: this won’t happen soon.
It’s a deal that pans out later on, as Google put it so eloquently, “You’re not going to see Glass on your favorite Oakleys or Ray-Bans tomorrow,” but regardless, it’s a step in the right direction if Glass is going to be anything more than an expensive developer/explorer device.