It takes time to make great technology, but sometimes you’re just not willing to wait. Google’s Eric Schmidt in a comment to BBC Radio 4 is the source of the information, so there’s little chance of it being inaccurate, which makes this situation even worse. What Schmidt begins to say in an interview with the BBC is: “It’s fair to say that thousands of these will be in use by developers over the next months, and then based on their feedback we will make some product changes, and it’s probably a year-ish away.”
The waiting is killing some people (not literally). For a quick refresher, here are the official specifications of the current Google Glass Explorer Edition device: a 640 x 360 pixel display, 16GB of internal storage (12GB usable + Google cloud storage), a microUSB port, 5-megapixel images and video at 720p HD resolution.
The headset has Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, but uses the slower 802.11b/g standards to achieve it. The MyGlass companion app enables GPS and SMS messaging but works only with Android 4.0.3 or higher — for now, at least.