In the past few weeks we have heard of a third party client working with Google to make prescription editions of Google Glass and it looks like the first units will be available in the holiday season, as Google prepares to send Explorers new editions of their glasses free of charge.
Making the Google Glass hardware compatible with prescription glasses is a great idea and one that a lot of Explorers will dig, especially if they wear glasses and still bought into the project. Currently only Google Glass approved accessories will work and we believe the glasses will be available via the Glass store soon.
This does end a rather big question in the Google Glass beta project and makes the device a lot more accessible for people with bad eyesight. What this also means is Google will not change the design of the augmented reality set, instead adding iterations of accessories for users.
We are still no closer to the Google Glass launch, no word on when this will happen or if Google Glass will go public. The backlash against this new type of augmented reality is large but Google has the support of thousands of users and thousands more if the price is dropped.
What we really want to see is huge developer interest for Google Glass, when the apps start rolling in for the device we will start to see the real capabilities, at the moment developers are just figuring out the platform and what they can and cannot achieve using a different POV.