Google's wearable computing project, Google Glass, has arrived at the US FCC (Federal Communications Commission) for testing. The move was confirmed by a filing with the FCC, which was first spotted by Engadget. The filing, which is for the Explorer Edition of the device, includes certification documents for the device's Bluetooth and Wi-Fi modules that include line diagrams of the device. According to the filing, the device features a Broadcom 2.4GHz 802.11 b/g Wi-Fi radio and a Bluetooth 4.0 + LE module.
With the FCC making these documents public, it looks like the devices have gone through testing at the commission, and Google might update customers who've pre-ordered the Google Glass Explorer Edition about availability, shortly.
Google had initially made Project Glass official in April 2012, and then gave a live demo showcasing Google Glass at a keynote during the Google I/O event in June. It had also started pre-bookings for the Explorer Edition of the device, pricing it at $1,500 for San Francisco developers attending the three day conference. It had promised deliveries in 2013. Google is also conducting hackathons in San Francisco and New York where it has invited developers who had pre-ordered Glass, to introduce them to the device, its hardware and an API called Mirror, to gear them up for developing for Glass. The consumer version of Glass is expected to be available by next year.