At the point when the first version of Google Glass is laid to rest next week, the group behind the revolutionary eyewear will backpedal to the drawing board to examine the lessons learned before getting up and go with the next stage.
Notice Google Glass and the reactions range from tech geek enthusiasm to absolute scorn.
The once pursued wearable computer has transformed into a bit of innovation loaded with privacy worries that have prompted it being banned in certain public areas. The $1,500 item also produced a name for its tech keen wearers: glassholes.
With easy voice commands, wearers of Glass could access the Internet, get directions, record video and take photographs.
Beside the apparent “dorkiness” of the item, it was maybe the cam that brought on the most concern in an public setting.
Various restaurants and bars banned the gadgets. The Motion Picture Association of American cautioned theaters to be vigilant for Glass, which could be utilized to record movies. One strip club in Las Vegas obliges benefactors to check their Glass if they need to enter.
“It is a flawless stalker’s instrument,” John Simpson, privacy venture executive of Consumer Watchdog told the Associated Press. “It’s hard to perceive how they unravel that.”
First available in April 2013 to individuals who fit the bill for Google’s “Explorer” plan, Glass went on sale to public in May 2014 at the same cost of $1,500, though, it was met with a dull reaction.
Declaring the shift in Glass on Thursday, Google said in a blog post that it was a graduation of sorts for the gadget and promised that the public will see a next generation of Glass.
The last day for individual shoppers to buy the first version of the computer-equipped glasses will be Jan. 19.
“Glass was in its early stages, and you made those first strides and taught us how to walk. Well, despite everything we have some work to do, however now we’re prepared to put on our big kid shoes and figure out how to run,” the Glass group said in a blog post.
The firm is anticipated to keep selling its Glass at Work gadgets, which have been utilized universally from at sporting occasions to in working rooms.
The current week’s proclamation also included rebuilding plans, which will move Glass from the Google X research lab to a different group, which will report for Tony Fadell, the CEO of Nest Labs, which the tech titan acquired a year ago for $3.2 billion.
Google said the plan is for the group to “fabricate for the future,” and guaranteed new editions of Glass will be available down the line.