Google came up with its augmented reality glasses back in 2013 when it launched the Google Glass. But it didn’t hit the right notes globally as it was expected to do so. The initial product was withdrawn and Google’s thinktank is busy working on a new and improved version which is expected to hit markets in the future.
The primary way in which augmented reality glasses or the Google Glass differs from virtual reality glasses like the Oculus Rift, is the manner of projection. In the latter, the real world is replaced by a virtual reality which completely presents a different scenario. In Google Glass, information is added to your existing field of vision which scrunches up reality and virtual behaviour, and thus amalgamating it. This overlaps the real and the virtual world, providing you with real-time information and knowledge.
We are sure that Google is not giving up with Google Glasses, but the truth is that the future about it is difficult to predict.