Friday, January 16, 2015

Google Glass to Leave Research Lab as New Boss Takes Over Project - NYTimes.com

tbd if the next step will be a deal with a hardware partner

"Google announced on Thursday that the Glass project was graduating from the company’s research division, called Google X, and would operate as a stand-alone division within Google. The company also said that, as of Monday, it would end its Explorer program, which was a test version of Glass that cost $1,500 in its Play Store, and which was geared toward software developers and device aficionados.

This means, in essence, that regular people will no longer be able to buy Google Glass. The company will still have its Glass at Work program –- a pilot initiative to use the device in areas like hospitals and factories –- and the device will be available to “certified partners” who are developing software for it."
Google Glass to Leave Research Lab as New Boss Takes Over Project - NYTimes.com
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