California Lieutenant Governor and former San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom had Google’s Sergey Brin on his Current TV show and the episode in question that will air this Friday contained some interesting information. With that said however, Current has released an extract from the episode and it features something we didn’t know about the Google Glass prototype. Brin takes a picture of Newsom and swipes through a picture gallery using the large black area on the right of the glasses.
After that, he hands them over to Newsom who becomes the first known non-Googler to take a look at the Google Glass after Brin tells him “don’t touch the pad on the side.” The video in question is available at Ubergizmo so click here to have a look. From the video, we can see that the trackpad can be used to swipe in both directions, side to side in order to view the picture gallery and up and down to exit and enter the gallery in question. According to Newsom who was apparently more than impressed with the result, “The image was remarkably clear. You can easily forget you have them on, and sense the capacity of use in the future.” How long more do we have to wait for the Google Glasses to hit the market?