As has been widely reported, Google Glass, at least in its current form, is going away. Google says it will continue to develop the technology, and we might see a different version somewhere down the line, but the Glass Explorer Edition that has been the focus of Google’s efforts since unveiling the device, is no more.
According to TechCrunch, this is actually the last day you’ll be able to order the device from the Google Play Store, so if you want to own a piece of history (and wish to plunk down $1,500 for it), you better act fast. Of course, you’ll probably still be able to find the device for sale elsewhere (like eBay).
Google is listing the device as “in stock” in five different colors. Be the only one on your block with an obsolete Glass Explorer Edition in tangerine.
As others have noted, you’re not likely to be seeing any software updates for the device, so if you grab one, I hope you like it just the way it is.
Google has restructured its Google Glass division, moving it over to the Google X “moonshot” lab, where it will be its own department led by Ivy Ross. Ross and the Glass unit will reportedly report to Nest CEO Tony Fadell.
Take a look back at three years of ridicule Google has been the focus of with this fun compilation. Warning: there’s a lot of Robert Scoble in the shower.
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