Speaking with the Wall Street Journal, Eric Schmidt, Google’s Executive Chairman, says Google Glass is not dead. Even though the company shut down the Explorer Program and moved Glass away from Google’s Project X wing, Schmidt states that Glass won’t be back until it is “ready for consumers.” (more…)
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…)
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…)
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…)
According to Fortune, Google 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…)
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…)
Sometime next year, you might see an “Intel Inside” logo emblazoned on the sides of updated Google Glass hardware. Actually, that might be a bit of a stretch, but a report out of the Wall Street Journal claims the semiconductor giant has signed a deal with Google to provide chips for Glass going forward. (more…)
In addition to five colors of Glass – black, red, white, brown, and blue – frames, shades, and earbuds are present. Glass, of course, comes with a complimentary frame or shade. (more…)