- Google may soon launch new smart glasses that can translate languages live as a person is wearing them
- Google CEO, Sundar Pichai teased the new smart glasses recently at I/O event where the company tried to show its strength in AI
- The company is mute as to the date of the gadget but has been venturing into the smart glasses market over a decade ago without much success
The CEO of Google, Sundar Pichai showcased a pair of smart glasses capable of translating languages in real-time.
CNBC said Pichai showed a video demonstration of the glasses during the company’s I/O developer summit. Although a prototype, Google said the glasses can show live language translation to the person putting them on.
Google's unsuccessful venture into smart glasses market
Someone with augmented reality glasses might understand what another person is saying just by reading captions that are presented through the lenses while the other person speaks.
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It is not known if the glasses will be released into the market soon, but the prototype gives a sense of where the company believes augmented reality can really help.
Google first ventured into smart glasses almost ten years ago, but never really became a hit with users because of high pricing and privacy worries.
In 2020, Google acquired North, an Amazon-backed firm which makes smart glasses.
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Recall that Legit.ng has reported that tech giant, Google has announced a plethora of new gadgets at its I/O developer conference on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, as well as its much-anticipated headphones.
It also trailed its major Pixel 7 phone, which is coming around September, saying it is working on a new tablet.
Making hardware is not the core of Google’s business but it seems to be heading in that direction as it continues to launch new products. According to a CNBC report, the search engine giant generated about $61.24 billion in advert revenue last quarter and the company’s other segments which include hardware sales, apps and non-advert revenue, made about $8.4 billion last quarter.