Project Google Glass Timeline

Project Glass is a research and development program by Google to develop an augmented reality head-mounted display (HMD). The intended purpose of Project Glass products would be the hands free displaying of information currently available to most smartphone users, and allowing for interaction with the Internet via natural language voice commands, in a manner which has been compared to the iPhone feature Siri. The operating system software used in the glasses will be Google’s Android.

Project Glass is part of the Google X Lab at the company, which has worked on other futuristic technologies, such as a self-driving car. The project was announced on Google+ by Babak Parviz, an electrical engineer who has also worked on putting displays into contact lenses; Steve Lee, a project manager and “geolocation specialist”; and Sebastian Thrun, who developed Udacity as well as worked on the self-driving car project.

April 2012:
The product began testing.
April 4, 2012:
Google unveils their Google Glass Google Plus page.
Publishes YouTube video “Project Glass: One day” and creates industry wide buzz. (Since removed)
April 5, 2012:
Sergey Brin wears a prototype set of glasses at The Foundation Fighting Blindness event in San Francisco.
May 23, 2012:
Sergey Brin demoed the glasses on The Gavin Newsom Show and let California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom wear the glasses.
June 27th, 2012:
Sergey Brin demoed the glasses at Google I/O with the point of view from skydivers, abseilers, and mountain bikers.
September 9th, 2012:
Google Glass Graces the Runway at New York Fashion Week – See more at: https://web.archive.org/web/20130601054601/http://histowiki.com/1635/history/technology/google-glasses#sthash.Lek5qZuy.dpuf
March 30, 2015:
Google Glass is far from dead Schmidt said:

“It is a big and very fundamental platform for Google. We ended the Explorer program and the press conflated this into us canceling the whole project, which isn’t true. Google is about taking risks and there’s nothing about adjusting Glass that suggests we’re ending it”

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