A few years ago, Google surprised everyone by announcing Google Glasses, including a fancy introductory video that was honest and impressive. Although the technology and concept were impressive, it was unable to prevail in the mainstream, and as such the project was largely abandoned.
However, it seems that Google AR hasn't given up on wearables yet, according to a report by The Globe and Mail (Paywall), Google's parent company Alphabet is apparently about to acquire a Canadian company called North that specializes in making AR glasses specialized.
The company's first AR glasses came in the form of a device called Focals AR, which looked like regular glasses but had AR functions. It was originally sold for $ 999, but the company later reduced it by almost more than half, although it appears that despite the price cut, they only sold less than 1,000 pairs.
Alphabet's acquisition of the company appears to signal that the company may be ready to re-examine the technology and the timing could not be better. This is because we heard rumors that even Apple could get into the technology and, depending on who you ask, it could arrive in 2021 or 2022.
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