Jul 22 AT 12:55 PM Dima Aryeh 8 Comments

Google invests in Glass’ future with Himax purchase


Google is putting a lot of resources into Google Glass and looks to be in it for the long run. With a lot of support and monthly updates, the explorer edition of Google Glass is becoming better and better. However, its biggest problem is price. Those who had the chance to buy it had to shell out $1,500, and that’s a lot of money.

Google is planning to make the device cheaper when it releases sometime next year, and a big step is buying a 6.3 percent stake in Himax. Himax is the company that manufactures the unique display used in Google Glass, and the money for that stake will help fund manufacturing.

If Google likes what it’s getting from the partnership, the company will also have the option of buying an extra 8.5 percent stake. This could further reduce the price of the component, which will reduce the price of Google Glass. And in the end, the consumer benefits from that. Now we’ll have and see if a lot of people would be willing to buy them. (I sure would).

Source: Engadget

Dima Aryeh is obsessed with all things car and tech. His time is split between gaming and fixing his racecar. He also does photography in his spare time.

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  • MarkT

    You may as well ask me to put a price on my dignity. (£300)

    • http://www.androidandme.com Dima Aryeh

      I can afford that.

  • http://www.facebook.com/williamhester William Hester

    I think they should be priced around $500 at the initial release. If they’re really looking to gain in mass-market sales, they need to price it from $200-300.

  • Eben1277

    If Google paid me 1500$ I’d definitely be willing to wear that shit in public.

  • Bart

    As always, very nice, concise and informative article, Dima.

    • http://www.androidandme.com Dima Aryeh

      Thank you!

  • donger

    Lower price equals more buyers.

  • jonstle

    Things are coming together!