Google today posted a video preview of its forthcoming Google Glass wearable headset, providing a fresh, and more realistic look at the device’s user interface. The video, embedded below, was published early Wednesday after the company announced plans to expand its Glass pre-order program.
Google published a similar preview when it announced Project Glass last year, though today’s video provides substantially more detail about the headset’s functionality, and a more accurate depiction of how it will actually look. Based on the demo, Google Glass will allow users to receive and execute onscreen directions, send voice-controlled messages, and search the web through speech. The UI also includes voice-controlled photos, and suggests that the device will offer onscreen translation support — a rather notable development that Google hadn’t mentioned in previous announcements.