A consumer launch for Google Glass (GOOG) is "probably a year-ish away," Eric Schmidt tells BBC...

|By:, SA News Editor

A consumer launch for Google Glass (GOOG) is "probably a year-ish away," Eric Schmidt tells BBC Radio. For now, Glass is only available (at $1,500/unit) to select developers and winners of a recent contest. Regarding the growing privacy concerns caused by Glass' built-in camera (whose usage, unlike a smartphone's camera, isn't easy for third parties to detect), Schmidt admits Glass will require "some new social etiquette." "It's obviously not appropriate to wear these glasses in situations where recording is not correct."