When Google first unveiled the Google Glass, we were impressed. However, at that point in time, it seems that the world simply wasn’t quite ready for smart glasses technology and it was met with huge backlash from privacy advocates. We’re not sure fast forward to today if the world is ready, but it seems that Google hasn’t quite given up on the technology yet.
According to a patent discovered by Patently Apple, it appears that Google has filed a patent for what appears to be a pair of smart glasses. However, this iteration will be different from the original design, where it appears to look more like your typical pair of glasses rather than a fancy tech gadget, which could help make them blend in with the environment a lot better.
Whether or not Google plans to bring this device to market remains to be seen, especially since patents are not a guarantee of that happening. However, we can’t say we’re surprised that the company could still be exploring the idea of wearables. Google’s rival Apple is said to be working on a pair of smart glasses that could debut in the next couple of years, so maybe Google isn’t quite ready to completely cede market share to Apple just yet.