Mystery Google Product Hits FCC With 5GHz and 2.4GHz WiFi, Bluetooth LE, Model Name “GG1″

Here’s a fun way to get the morning started and your brains moving. According to an FCC filing that went live yesterday, Google has a new product in the works under FCC ID A4R-GG1. This product…is a mystery. I thought about using a picture of a Chromecast at the top of this post because part of me wants to believe that this could very well be the new Chromecast that sources of ours said to expect in Q3. But if you read through the various documents in this filing, it could also be some sort of wearable. In fact, it might just be a new Google Glass.

The device isn’t categorized like most devices we see go through the FCC. Most are labeled as a smartphone or wearable, etc. This one is labeled as “BLUETOOTH & DTS/UNII a/b/g/n/ac” with model name “GG1.” Forget the random category name, but is it foolish of me to think that “GG1″ could mean Google Glass?  (more…)

Next Version of Google Glass Will “Be Out Soon,” According to Report

According to a report from the Wall Street Journal, the next iteration of Google Glass may be just around the corner, apparently made in direct partnership with Luxoticca, an Italian eyewear maker.

Massimo Vian, CEO of Luxoticca, recently said in a company meeting in Milan that the partnership with Google is moving forward, and that the next version will “be out soon.”  (more…)

Google Reportedly Working on Entirely New Version of Google Glass, Will Have Zero Public Experimentation

According to a report from The New York Times, which dives into high detail of the history surrounding Google Glass, including its founding in Google X, as well as Sergey Brin’s affair which ultimately led to its death earlier this year, Glass is not dead. While the story is long, it is nowhere near finished, as Google now has two new people at its helm, hoping to release a new version of Google Glass sometime down the road.  (more…)

Today is It: The Last Day to Not Spend $1500 on Google Glass

Google Glass, at least in its Explorer Edition form, is gone forever after today. The Google Glass team has become its own stand-alone group at Google, so instead of continuing to try and push the current version of Glass, they will set their focus on what’s next – more Glass.

If you have $1,500 saved up to spend on a product that may or may not receive support going forward, you only have hours left to spend it.  (more…)

January 19 is the Last Day to Blow $1500 on the Google Glass Explorer Edition

The Google Glass team confirmed today that they are “graduating” from Google[x] and becoming their own team at Google, a team that is reportedly reporting directly to Nest’s Tony Fadell. In a post shared to Google+ to talk about their big move, they also announced that the Google Glass Explorer Program will be closing and the Explorer Edition of Glass will stop being sold after January 19.

The team didn’t mention specifics about a follow-up product, but did note that they can now focus on “what’s coming next” and that you will start seeing “future versions” of Glass when they are ready.  (more…)

Nest’s Tony Fadell Now in Charge of Google Glass, Separates Into Independent Division (Updated)

According to FortuneGoogle is making a few changes at HQ today, as Nest’s Tony Fadell has been placed in charge of overseeing Google Glass. The co-founder of Nest joined Google’s ranks after Mountain View acquired the smart thermostat business, but it’s clear that Google thinks Fadell’s experience in consumer electronics could benefit Glass.  (more…)

Google Glass v2.0 Heads Through USPTO, Features Slimmer Design

An updated look for Google Glass appears to have stopped by the USPTO, featuring a slimmer, less bulky design. From the outside, it is rather hard to decipher what Google’s intentions are with the Glass project. Last time we checked, Explorer Edition units are still on Google Play for a whopping $1500, with public release timeframes coming and going throughout 2014.

Could it be that Google is just waiting for version 2.0 to give it a true public release and reasonable pricing?  (more…)