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Is the end of the Explorer Program, death of Google Glass?


Recently, Google has announced its plan to terminate the individual sales of the Google Glass Explorer Program and it has plans to entirely restructure the project with new technologies. In the meanwhile, the Company states that this move is not the death of the Google Glass Explorer Program.i-google-glass-in-italia-alcuni-casi-duso-GoogleGlasslaunchdate

Basically, Google wear is the glass that allows individuals to access the internet through eyewear. Due to the lack of practical issues and privacy complaints, the device was hampered from the starting stage itself.

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According to the various reports, Google has already planned to sell the Explorer program to other companies for work applications. Apart from this, some people started to mourn due to the death of Google Glass, and few of the others were cheering for the same.

On Friday, Google has announced in its blog post as,

“Since we first met, interest in wearables has exploded and today it’s one of the most exciting areas in technology. Glass at Work has been growing and we’re seeing incredible developments with Glass in the workplace. As we look to the road ahead, we realize that we’ve outgrown the lab and so we’re officially ‘graduating’ from Google[x] to be our own team here at Google. We’re thrilled to be moving even more from concept to reality,”

“As part of this transition, we’re closing the Explorer Program so we can focus on what’s coming next. January 19 will be the last day to get the Glass Explorer Edition. In the meantime, we’re continuing to build for the future, and you’ll start to see future versions of Glass when they’re ready. (For now, no peeking.),” continued the post.

John Simpson, the director of Consumer Watchdog’s Privacy Project stated in one of the press release, that the devices come with bunch of Glassholes and those are fully oblivious to their privacy rights. He also stated that, the device hasn’t come with real consumer needs, and he also mentioned that Google states this much of time to kill the program.

He stated that anything that happens to Google glass is an experimental part of the Google, and still they are trying to find how far the manufacturers can go with a wearable one. In the other hand, the smartphones are good enough for us and might be Google went out the boundaries.


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