Google executive discusses wider rollout of Google Glass
Google can ramp up production of the connected specs, but is anyone really interested? A recent poll of 2577 adults in the U.S. found that nearly 50% are interested in wearable devices. A somewhat lower score was seen for those interested in wearing something along the line of Google Glass. 49% believe that wearable devices are a fad.
Meanwhile,Google is allowing original Explorer owners to swap their Glass for a new version that comes with a mono earbud and allows the user to swap the lens for a prescription one. Allowing users to replace the lenses that come with the device with their own lenses turned out to be one of the most important things that Google learned from its limited release of Google Glass, according to Jordan.
Google isn't trying to replace your smartphone with Google Glass, seeing it as a "companion device" for your handset. Jordan says, "I find it intuitive. It's natural; it works with what we're already doing. It seems ironic that by bringing technology closer you can get more out of the way."