Did Google Glasses Finally Go Public?

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By: / January 17, 2013

The much talked about Google glasses recently received another development update this week.

According to reports, the company will be releasing new information on their high tech frames later this month, but it seems this is only for product developers. “Project Glass” will hold two events on each coast to showcase their one of kind spectacles.

“These hackathons are just for developers in the Explorer program and we’re calling them the Glass Foundry,” the invite goes on to say. Nope, the average Joe can’t show up to see the glasses or take them home. Over the last few weeks, some have been spotted wearing the glasses around New York City. One tester was wearing a pair with prescription lenses.

“We’re looking forward to what developers will do with Glass, but we don’t have more details to share at this time,” said a Google spokesperson when ABC News asked about the upcoming events.

Yahoo Reports:
“Join us for an early look at Glass and two full days of hacking on the upcoming Google Mirror API in San Francisco or New York,” Google said in an email invite it sent out to those who signed up to be on its developers list. These software and app creators will get a device to use on site and will come up with different software ideas and tie-ins.

At Google’s I/O conference in June, Google co-founder Sergey Brin announced that prototypes or “Explorer Editions” of the glasses would be sold to developers for $1,500 in early 2013. Click for the video Google released last year to show the possibilities of Glass.