Bad news for all you gadget spotters out there. It’s time to stop looking long and hard at people’s faces around Google HQ in Sydney: there isn’t a single Google Glass test unit in the country.
It’s not completely unrealistic to think that you could spot new stuff from Google being tested in Australia. In terms of developer assets, Google Australia has the goods. Maps was born here, Drive was half-built here and a lot of the Chrome dev team also call Australia home. A lot of voice search stuff has been developed here, too.
Google Australia has told us though that keen gadget spotters won’t get a glimpse of Google Glass in the wild unless they were some of the lucky attendees of I/O who managed to pre-order one of the Glass Explorer kits for the kick-about sum of $US1500.