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Google Glass and its competitors' devices to be big sellers by 2016 - more than 9 million devices expected to ship by 2016

Google Glass-like devices expected to ship over 9 million devices by 2016

| Wearable Computing News | Posted: Apr 25, 2013 2:30 am

Google Glass, and their sure to be following competitors, are definitely set to be the new smartphone craze. Research firm IHS knows this, and has predicted that shipments of smart glasses could hit 9.4 million units between 2012 and 2016.

 

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The first shipments will be small, with expectations of around 124,000 units this year as Google Glass becomes available to developers. Adoption is set to really ramp up going into 2014, expected to push up by 250% as Glass becomes available to you and me, the general public. Google will of course push Glass in the market, which will have competitors' devices gain market share too, with combined sales reaching 6.6 million units per year by 2016.

 

If smart glasses are too expensive to the general public, these numbers could be much lower with IHS estimating shipments could be as low as a million units through 2016.

NEWS SOURCES:Bgr.com

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