Last month, Google Glass Explorer Edition went off the market. While it’s been pretty clear that the device would be back in one capacity or another, a plethora of articles have been written about how the device is “dead”.
Glass in the form which we’ve come to know it does pretty much appear to be dead, but Under Ivy Ross and Nest CEO Tony Fadell, Google is building a new version. We won’t see this one, however, until it’s really ready for prime time.
The New York Times ran a big piece about the rise and fall of Glass, and towards the end, it shared this bit:
“Early Glass efforts have broken ground and allowed us to learn what’s important to consumers and enterprises alike,” Mr. Fadell said in a statement. “I’m excited to be working with Ivy to provide direction and support as she leads the team and we work together to integrate those learnings into future products.”
Several people with knowledge of Mr. Fadell’s plans for Glass said he was going to redesign the product from scratch and would not release it until it was complete. “There will be no public experimentation,” one adviser to Mr. Fadell said. “Tony is a product guy and he’s not going to release something until it’s perfect.”
It’s going to be interesting to see what they come up with the next time around, and whether or not it will suffer from the same kind of ridicule the first edition did.
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