Google Glass Not Dead, Just Being “Made Ready For Users”
Ashley Allen / 5 years ago
Since Google pulled its Glass wearable device from the market back in January, many assumed that the project was effectively dead. But Erich Schmidt, Google’s Executive Chairman, insists that Glass is in a transitional phase to “make it ready for users,” under the guidance of Nest’s Tony Fadell.
In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Schmidt said, “We ended the Explorer program and the press conflated this into us canceling the whole project, which isn’t true. Google is about taking risks and there’s nothing about adjusting Glass that suggests we’re ending it.”
He added that Glass is still a “big and very fundamental platform for Google,” comparing its development to that of Google’s driverless car, saying, “[It’s] like saying the self-driving car is a disappointment because it’s not driving me around now.”
Rumours began circulating last December that Google was planning a budget version of Glass, based on an infrastructure supplied by Intel. Either way, it seems that Google Glass is still breathing, albeit on life support.
Source: The Verge