When Google shut down the Glass Explorer program back in January, many speculated that it was the end of the face-mounted wearable. Glass gained fame quickly, with many wanting to drop serious money to own it. But the fame also sparked controversy and privacy concerns from those worried about being recorded at all times.
The Glass project is now under the new management of Tony Fadell and it’s been decided that it will be finished behind closed doors. The public beta is over and I’m sure the information gained from it was critical, but now Google will be making it ready for users on its own. And the project is very much alive. Executive chairman Eric Schmidt had this to say:
It is a big and very fundamental platform for Google. We ended the Explorer program and the press conflated this into us canceling the whole project, which isn't true. Google is about taking risks and there's nothing about adjusting Glass that suggests we're ending it.Eric SchmidtGoogle
So we may be seeing Google Glass released sometime soon in a more refined, cheaper state. Who knows, maybe it’ll even sell well after the public has calmed down a bit. How many of you are still interested in Google Glass? Leave a comment!