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…)

Changes to Google Glass TOS Suggest Progress Toward Price Reduction, Official Launch

Android Wear devices may have stolen the spotlight for now, but that does not mean Google Glass, the search giant’s other platform based around glance-able information, is not inching closer towards a palatable price and retail launch. Evidence of progress comes in the form of recently made changes to the Google Glass Terms of Service (TOS), which Glass Almanac astutely observed and highlighted. (more…)