While Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) has not officially announced when Google Glass wil finally hit public retail stores – some analysts think it will be in 2014 – that doesn’t seem to stop Google from continuing to develop the wearable computer and it doesn’t stop the company from making announcements regarding the new device – which is actually not as new anymore, considering Sergey Brin has been wearing it out in public since at least 2011 (OK, so it only seems like it).
Thursday, Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) marched out a couple of its executives to announce some new development partners with Google Glass. And with this device being one of the most social devices – after all, it will be a conversation starter when you show up at a party wearing them – it would seem to make perfect sense that social networks like Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) and Twitter would be involved.
And why not? Facebook is one of the leading Big Data compilers in the universe (with the possible exception of Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG)), and Google Glass will certainly have the capability of compiling information about users and their surroundings like never before. Just imagine the targeted advertising that can come out of it.
Anyway, Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) does not have a full-fledged Facebook for Glass app in the pipeline yet, to be clear, but it is taking advantage of its Instagram acquisition by having a photo-sharing application available.
As a Glass user takes a picture, the app can allow users to post the photo to the user’s Timeline and into the News Feed, and by voice can describe the photo, or provide some other caption. The Facebook app at this point does not allow the user to make common posts or updates or to comment about any friends’ posts.
However, it’s a pretty safe bet (maybe as close to a sure thing as you get, actually) that once Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) moves Glass out of beta and is ready for public use, Facebook will likely be there with a fully functional social app so Glass users can seem crazy when they’re talking to themselves, trying to post to Facebook all of their random thoughts.
What do you think about Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) getting involved in Google Glass with this new app? Are you as surprised as we are? No really, are you? Give us your feedback in the comments section below.