Love it or hate it, there is no denying the impact the iPhone has had on both mobile technology and society as a whole. While Android has the numbers to back its popularity, the iPhone has become a cultural icon. So it’s no small potatoes when we hear things like Sarah Rotman Epps, senior analyst at Forrester, saying that Google Glass could be the next iPhone.
Epps believes that the world is ready for Glass, even if Glass isn’t quite ready for the world. With some refinement and greater backing by apps developers, she believes Glass will be the next big thing in mobile.
It’s a promising outlook for Google. The company is taking a bit of a gamble on Glass. It’s a neat concept that offers some intriguing possibilities, but getting the mainstream on board is seen to be a bit of a hurdle. Epps doesn’t see that as much of an issue, citing 21.6 million US consumers interested in wearable computing tech.
But the outlook of one analyst does not a reality make, so it’s still up in the air as to how far Glass will go in the real world. The future looks promising, however.
- The 'most connected man in the world' could be us in 10 years
- Google Glass XE20.1 update gives access to all contacts with messaging options
- Google Glass patent shows a much less dorky design
- Navdy is like a Google Glass projector for your car
- Check out the Google Glass forums, see the specs, or find news and reviews.