Google Glass won't be available to the masses until 2014

If you were hoping to grab Google Glass before Christmas, put your sights on another gift. Google boss Eric Schmidt revealed the Mountain View-based company won't ship the eyewear until 2014. 

In an interview with Radio 4’s World at One over the weekend, Schmidt said Glass was likely to go on sale in approximately one year’s time, though he didn't offer any specifics. Many reports in February claimed that Google was eyeing a launch before the end of 2013, but that's not the case. 

Glass is currently available on a limited basis to users who were selected for the Glass Explorer program, a  group of members chosen on social media who can buy the eyewear for $1,500 (£983) a pop. The program gives Google some wide-scale testing before the new type of technology hits the masses.

According to a report earlier in the year, Google will market Glass through retail stores in malls - much like Apple does with its products. 

Speaking on the radio programme, Schmidt discussed privacy concerns that will inevitably surround Glass. "The fact of the matter is that we'll have to develop some new social etiquette," he said. "It's obviously not appropriate to wear these glasses in situations where recording is not correct."