Google Glass, along with smartwatches could generate an entire new ecosystem of wearable computers. Most technology companies are preparing to release smartwatches, including Samsung, Apple, Microsoft and LG. According to Bloomberg, the new ecosystem could reach $6 billion by 2016, growing at a very high pace.
At the moment, Google Glass is just a demo of what’s going to become a truly revolutionary device. We don’t even have a release date for the product, but people are interested and eager to get their hands on it. Analysts believe that Google Glass shipments could reach 6.6 million by 2016, while the adoption will keep accelerating in the following years.
Wearable computers will become a new trend and might become as popular as smartphones, according to some analysts.
The adoption rate might be lower initially due to the lack of apps, but developers are eager to get their hands on Google Glass in order to start making useful apps. There will probably be thousands of apps by 2015, especially considering that Google Glass runs on Android and there are a lot of Android developers out there.
Google Glass offers a lot of possibilities for developers, being different from smartphones and opening an entire new market. We’ve already told you about MedRef, the facial recognition app for hospitals, which has been demoed recently and we will probably see many similar apps in the near future.
Hopefully Google will manage to fix all their issues and make a reliable product soon. One of their problems is battery life, especially because the device is small and can’t shelter a very big battery. But we’ve been seeing improvement in battery technologies and Google Glass should take profit of this.
We’ll have to wait and see if the analysts are right and Google Glass really manages to make such a breakthrough. It would be another hit for Google, after Android.