Sorry, no Google Glass this holiday season

Monday, 19 Aug 2013 | 4:53 PM ET
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It doesn't look like Google Glass will be hitting the shelves in time for this holiday season.

(Read more: Google Glass: A geek's dream that's bound to annoy many)

The tech company is pushing back its release date of the connected eyewear to 2014, according to a Computerworld report.

(Read more: 'Naked and Lonely' Without Google Glass: Andreessen)

In May, Google announced the 8,000 people chosen to purchase an early version of Google Glass for $1,500. However, it is still unclear when the device will hit the mass market.

(Read more: Google Glass gets GlassTesla to command your car)

While some analysts estimated the device wouldn't be launching until sometime next year, Computerworld reports that sources had previously timed the launch for sometime in 2013.

Why retailers should 'embrace' Google glass
James Cronin, CTO at Venda, explains how important it is for retailers to embrace wearable technology early on.

"We're always adjusting and readjusting timelines. The most important thing that we do is focus on building a great product for users whenever that might be launched," a Google spokesman told Computerworld.

Google CEO Eric Schmidt said in April that Glass was a "year-ish away."

While the eyewear is currently not available to the general market, a growing number of venues are already banning the device because of privacy concerns.

Read the full Computerworld report.

By CNBC's Cadie Thompson. Follow her on Twitter @CadieThompson.

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