Luxottica is the world’s largest optical goods company, and you may remember that Google has a deal with the company — sealed a year ago — to produce a consumer version of Glass. Massimo Vian is one of Luxottica’s two CEO’s and he told the company’s annual shareholder meeting today that its version of Google Glass will be out “soon,” the Wall Street Journal reported.
You’ll recall, of course, that Glass in January shut down its Explorers developers program, stopped sales of the devices, and put it under control of the company’s consumer products division, alongside products like Nest.
Vian did not put a date on “soon,” although he said he visited the Glass team in California recently (and there was no word about what “recently” meant, either).
However, Vian also told the meeting that a similar development deal with Intel (which recently bought a chunk of Vuzix) will bear fruit next February or March.