Google announced that it will test AR prototype devices in public places. Some prototype devices look like ordinary glasses with a microphone, a camera, and a transparent display. Please note that the new AR glasses are not yet products and will not be sold to the public, but Google will use them to test various apps, such as real-time translation and displaying directions on the lenses of the glasses. Since it is now said to be tested, it means that Google AR device development has made some progress.
Juston Payne, Google’s product manager, said in a blog post, “It’s still too early, we want to get the product right, so we’ll take our time. Highly concerned about the privacy of testers and people around the user. These prototype devices in development look like regular glasses with lens displays and audio and video sensors like microphones and cameras.”
Google had introduced AR glasses at its developer conference in May, and the key feature introduced at that time was “real-time translation”. During the demonstration, Google employees said that AR glasses are “the subtitles of the world”.
Apple, Meta, and Microsoft are also developing AR devices, but now the AR devices are far from mature.