Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 20th Feb 2013 11:40 UTC
Google This is amazing. Not only has Google just opened up the pre-order program for Google Glass to 'creative individuals', it has also unveiled what the user interface looks like and how it works. It's... Nothing short of amazing. I'm throwing money, credit cards, my car keys, my house keys, my Surface RT, my cats, everything at my screen. I want this so bad.
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RE: Distracting UI
by WereCatf on Wed 20th Feb 2013 16:43 UTC in reply to "Distracting UI"
WereCatf
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2006-02-15

Google takes a smartphone UI


Uh, what? How much UI did you even see there? Do explain, what exactly is it that makes it a "smartphone UI?"

I want augmented reality and this is not that at all.


Well, no shit, Sherlock. If you want augmented reality then you need something that covers the whole view and has a lot, lot more processing-power, and then it won't be nearly as comfortable. If you were expecting Google Glass to be that then you expected something they never were selling in the first place.

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RE[2]: Distracting UI
by majipoor on Wed 20th Feb 2013 17:35 in reply to "RE: Distracting UI"
majipoor Member since:
2009-01-22

I can see a widget with the time being always displayed, a scroll list, a recording icon, a pulsing microphone icon, a textual "sending" notification, a wall of thumbnails to display photos, a weather widget with a sun icon and the temperature, and so on, all that within a small rectangular window.

This is basically exactly what you would see on a smartphone.

Google didn't even try to bring something original concerning the UI!

And yes, I want augmented reality because this is exactly what such devices should be used for, something covering the whole view as you can find for years in military aircrafts, only nicer and connected.

And yes, I think the technology is not right there and I think that several companies (including Apple) are currently working on such device in their lab. Only Google feels the need to tell the world about it, release a gadget and pretend it is the beginning of a revolution.

But no, it is not: the revolution will be the full augmented reality UI and until someone is able to make it a reality, these glasses are only the last Google's concept.

Edited 2013-02-20 17:38 UTC

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RE[2]: Distracting UI
by Nelson on Wed 20th Feb 2013 19:02 in reply to "RE: Distracting UI"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

Oh come on, Project Glass was shown off as Augmented Reality from day one.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9c6W4CCU9M4

http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2012/04/google-unveils-project-glass...

I think its fair to point out that Glass as it stands currently does not live up to this promise. In fact, Glass here is a lot different from what they showed off originally.

Not to say what they have now isn't immensely impressive, but it isn't Google's full vision realized at this point in time. That's likely why others have held back on showing off their work in the open, its an area of intense research.

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