Google Glass to be ad-free?

Google Glass to be ad-free?
We didn't see it coming, but it looks like Google Glass will not be shamelessly throwing advertisements at us every once in a while. According to the Terms of Service of the Google Glass API, application developers will not be allowed to serve ads to their users.

"No Ads. You may not serve or include any advertisements in your API Client." is what reads one of the points of the Terms of Service for Google Mirror (this is how Google lovingly calls the Glass API). The agreement also mentions that developers do not have the right to use customer data for advertising purposes or sell it to third parties. With that in mind, it appears that the only way devs will be able to monetize their apps will be through the good old purchase model.

When you think about it, disabling all kinds of ads on Google Glass seems like a wise move from Google. After all, the Glass is supposed to be a gadget that's even more personal than our smartphones. We're OK with seeing an ad here or there while playing a game or browsing the web, but we certainly aren't willing to let them ads invade our personal space.

Are you ready for the device that will finally let you watch football while your wife is blissfully deluded that you're actually listening to her? We sure are!

via: AndroidAuthority

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18 Comments

1. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Of course it will be ad-free, I don't want to walk like an idiot with a glasses of full bunch of ads! xD

3. Mxyzptlk unregistered

The concept of Glasses already completes that part. Walking around with ads is the least of the problem.

6. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

And I guess you're waiting for the iWatch right? I know you are! :)

11. hihiguy

Posts: 15; Member since: Apr 15, 2013

No, he not but I bet you are

13. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Why I would want to wait for the iWatch? I don't want it! A Sony Smartwatch is ok for me! :)

15. JojoGo101

Posts: 211; Member since: Dec 17, 2012

Sony.. smartwatch.. LOL

17. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I know right? April 1st is long gone.

18. Mxyzptlk unregistered

That's irrelevant.

2. jsdechavez

Posts: 814; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

Not on a $1500 device of course. Perhaps there's a cheaper version for the masses with ad-overload. haha

4. davecann2

Posts: 460; Member since: Mar 15, 2011

This is just my opinion but I thing Google glasses will fail.... 1. Too expensive : I don’t see the average person buying these things. With a hi price tag they won’t be introduced to the mass market. 2. Not practical : Seriously... Is anyone really going to ware these on a regular basis? They look ridiculous and serve no real purpose other than being a toy. 3. As smart phone continue to become more advanced I don’t see people using gimmicky toys like this. Not to mention all the companies developing smart watches.

5. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

You Sir totally nailed it right i also see it a expensive toy for 8 year old kids birthday

9. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

1. Too expensive: the models for the beta users are, there has been no word about a final consumer product that can be purchased at your store let alone the retail price for a mass production device. 2. Not practical: Same was said about the note, "people would look ridiculous with that giant phablet" "its too big to be practical" guess what? Its selling 3. Depends on its appeal, smarphones can't do augmented reality better than glass... This will in the end depend of how the final product is and how the commercial campaign proposes uses for it, if this gets support from many companies it could become something people might depend on Don't call it a fail just yet or you might end up having to swallow those words latter I know I did once with the note :/

12. davecann2

Posts: 460; Member since: Mar 15, 2011

Good points. I guess we will just have to see. BTW... people who use phablets look ridiculous...lol...j/k

14. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

if THE GLASS aren't price at 499-899 i won't buy one. if they can try too keep it between 250-399 i wouldn't mind buying. just guessing on the price tag here.

16. JonBjSig

Posts: 176; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

1. The price will most likely go down when the device hits the consumer market. 2. It is practical, to some people, most people don't think bluetooth headsets are practical and yet they're still widely sold. Maybe it'll be a niche market, maybe it'll be the next big thing it remains to be seen.

7. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

cheaper to strap a go pro on your head and spend the remaining $1300 on something worthwhile

10. avin007

Posts: 139; Member since: Feb 28, 2013

Can i play temple run on it.....lolzzz!!!

19. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

yes start running across ur street collect garbage instead of coins jump of the speed breakers run from the cops instead of demons i guess u can till u run out of breath

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