Humor: What the reorganization with Google Glass really means

Humor: What the reorganization with Google Glass really means
With the subtle and sudden, if not surprising, announcement that Google was closing down the Glass Explorer project, and suspending sales of Glass to the general public after January 19th, the $64,000 question remains: What is next for Glass?

One thing Google has made absolutely clear is that there will be a second generation of Glasswear. The “graduation” of Glass out of Google X labs and forming it into its own team (reporting to Nest founder Tony Fadell) is arguably a good sign.

That does not stop the doubters however, many developers wondering if this shift with Glass is a good thing or merely a pretense to what will be a quiet passing to the waste bin sometime down the road.

We are certain Glass is not dead, even if it is exiting the stage for the time being. There are a number of viable applications where Glass is proving its worth, and this sabbatical will give the Glass team some breathing room while it puts the finishing touches on the next generation.

Still, you have to wonder if that is really the plan…


source: The Joy of Tech

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16 Comments

1. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

with a price of $1000 for a specs, not a chance

7. aksa123

Posts: 367; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

It's not a smartphone. And since smartglass is pretty new tech, it's expensive.

8. engineer-1701d unregistered

its going to ny city police will record and do facial recognition for warrants ect

16. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

It has more professional applications than commercial applications. They will eventually release it and it will probably form a pretty lucrative high margin market. Then Apple will patent it and claim to be the first to release the Apple Glass, and then MS will desperately try to catch up with their version sporting a metro touch UI.

2. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

I doubt this goes away for long.

3. Mobilephile

Posts: 166; Member since: Nov 25, 2012

It's just evolving into the next logical phase, designing it to be socially acceptable and for the mass market. With all the controversy surrounding Glass, the design and technology is way ahead of its time for a lot of people.

4. Mobilephile

Posts: 166; Member since: Nov 25, 2012

It's kind of comparable to Bluetooth headsets when they first came out but Glass has more features and a bit more complicated socially.

5. GhostBear

Posts: 25; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

It was slightly ahead of its time, a stepping stone to learn about to learn about User Interfaces for devices further down the road. I wonder how the masses will react when the first Direct Neural Interface devices begin to become available commercially.

9. engineer-1701d unregistered

i want neural implant so bad cant wait to see ghost in shell movie does it

6. tacarat

Posts: 854; Member since: Apr 22, 2013

Let's just wait for Apple to release the iGlass and marvel how it's like nothing that came before it.

14. BobbyBuster

Posts: 854; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

Apple will never waste their resources on such obviously useless craps in first place. And when Apple launches something, it's really usable, useful, and likable, unlike done by Samsung and co. where it's all about to be the first and/or fill the checkbox in the features list.

15. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

"Apple will never waste their resources on such obviously useless craps in first place." I beg to differ. http://www.businessinsider.com/10-old-apple-products-that-totally-failed-2013-11#the-apple-iii-1980-1981-1

10. Dinox

Posts: 9; Member since: Nov 24, 2014

the problem with google glass, (unlike phones and other tech) i just can't think of something that i can say " Oh! i need this for (put something here) "... am sure it has some uses but for average person they will have hard time finding away for it to be helpful or enjoyable..

11. markdj

Posts: 9; Member since: Jan 19, 2015

That's complete lies though. Glass has now gone from an x labs project to a fully fledged Google division.

12. BobbyBuster

Posts: 854; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

Google failed. period.

13. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Oh look, a Joy of Tech comic that makes fun of Google. At least there's no Assle kissing.

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