Google Glass App from The New York Times Reaches Explorers

Google’s designated Explorers have a new app to fiddle around with tonight thanks to the powers-that-be at The New York Times.

As you’ll recall, this service was first unveiled at SXSW, which delivers the latest headlines and accompanying imagery upon a wearer’s request — even to the point of reading an article aloud, if you so desire.

Engadget reported late Thursday that if you’re lucky enough to have Glass in your possession, “you can configure the app at a special landing page on The Times’ website.”

Access to news content is just one of many attributes of the Google Glass experience, but as MMW reported earlier this week, consumers hoping that Google Glass would arrive in time for the holidays will be disappointed, as Google chairman Eric Schmidt says that’s not going to happen.

Regrettably, Google Glass is “probably a year-ish away.” In other words, 2014 is all but certainly the earliest we will see the next big thing in personal, wearable computer technology.

Speaking on the BBC Radio’s “World at One,“ Schmidt tells interviewer Martha Kearney on Monday that the launch of Google Glass isn’t as imminent as some on the blogosphere have hinted or hoped.

“There will be thousands of [Google Glass] in use by developers over the next months, and then based on their feedback, we’ll make some product changes, and it’s probably a year-ish away,” Schmidt says.