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Following reports that Google has been , the company indeed announced a prototype pair of glasses at this year’s .
Google’s focus with these glasses appears to be helpful features such as language translation. Google acquired smart glasses maker , and its work with pioneered smart eyewear nearly a decade ago.
As Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai noted in a , the company is working on making these prototype glasses deliver language in a line-of-sight experience. Google’s work with AR will likely be incremental, but it also looks like it’s trying for services first. In that sense, these glasses already seem a lot different than the more magical VR headset that was. In many ways, it seems like the sort of stuff I always expected Google Glass to do someday.