Google Glass Edges Closer to Reality (Update2)
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Google (GOOG) Glass is closer to becoming a reality for everyday users, not just developers.
The search giant has shown off its new eyewear technology in a series of videos. Consumers can apparently use the phrase "Okay Glass" to start a slew of commands for the device. The technology comes in five colors: charcoal, tangerine, shale, cotton and sky.
Users are able to send messages, record videos, take pictures and conduct searches using Google Glass, which was first shown to the public at Google's I/O developer conference in June 2012. There are a slew of pictures on the site that show how Google Glass will look. There's also a video demonstrating how the technology feels while you're wearing it.
This could be another foray out of Google's core business, but eventually ties it back to what it does best, advertising and search. Hudson Square analyst Dan Ernst says Google is doing this to keep the long-term in mind and keep innovating. Google Glass "ties back to their core business of providing users access to information, and advertisers access to their users," Ernst wrote in an email.