The search giant Google has disclosed that it will start shipping the Explorer Edition of Google Glass to the developers by next month. According to the TechCrunch, Google has revealed that the company is now very close to get the Glass hardware into the hands of developers “within the next month” for $1,500 . However the Google didn’t give any clear indication related to the exact time frame regarding the shipping of the first public-version of Glass.
Google’s plan to ship the Glass within the next month seems meaningful in the sense that the company is going to host its annual I/O developer conference in San Francisco from May 15 to 17 next month, and if this is indeed true, Google Glass will surely take center stage at this event, and if Google wants to get developers excited about the project and talk about (and launch) Glass’ Mirror API during I/O, it needs to get the hardware into the hands of developers soon.
It’s is the Google’s I/O event last year, where the pre-booking of the Glass was started for the developers. Since then, the developers have been waiting to get their hands in to the ambitious glass, but now looks like their wait is finally going to over next month.
Google Glass will be reportedly made by Taiwan-based electronics company named Foxconn in California USA. Foxconn is the main supplier of Apple’s products like iPhone, iPad, iPod etc. Manufacturing Google Glass will make Foxconn more versatile and less dependent on Apple. Currently, 40% of Foxconn’s revenue comes from Apple.