Everyone wants a pair of Google Glass. Right? While most of the general public probably has absolutely no idea what “Project Glass” actually is, many of us tech fans are patiently awaiting these next-gen wearable electronics to arrive. And in fact, they are already here for some. Google’s recently started shipping Glass to developers, and now we’re hearing the could sell over 10 million in the next few years.
Even if you don’t want a pair or don’t have the cash to get some, you’re surely wanting to see what Google does with this product and how the future will play out. While there’s no telling how popular they will be or how much the public will adopt the idea quite yet, some analysts are predicting some decent sales numbers for Glass.
According to DigiTimes, a new forecast by IHS has Google Glass doing pretty well over the next few years. How well? Possibly selling over 10 million units and more. while that’s nothing compared to the 50 million GALAXY S III phones sold in the past year, not everyone will want Glass – so those numbers sound rather optimistic.
At the same time they also predict as few as 1 million over the next couple of years. We’re not really sure what they based these numbers on, or if some polls give them any idea of what to expect, so take this with a grain of salt. They also state that Google Glass could spur a “smart glasses” race like the smartwatch, and those numbers could climb even higher.
Will Google Glass remain a novelty device, or is this the future? We’d love to hear your thoughts. Oh and don’t forget we’ll be live at Google I/O and get plenty of real-time with Google Glass soon enough.