A few days back the news of the sales of Google Glass being shelved was all over the web. However, now it seems things are going to change again with the production of Google Glass. The tech giant will be starting the Glass project again from scratch, as per reports of the New York Times. After the sales were stopped in January, the development of the prototype was also alleged to have stopped. Now the project will start again under Tony Fadell, CEO of Nest and former gadget designer at Apple.
Building ‘From Scratch’
According to reports by the New York Times, the revival of the Google Glass has come up due to the public “graduation”, which was announced some weeks ago. This move brought Tony Fadell in the picture and as per the reports, he wants to “redesign the product from scratch.”
An adviser to Fadell said “There will be no public experimentation. Tony is a product guy and he’s not going to release something until it’s perfect.” This is in accordance with the “graduation” announcement, with which the Explorer beta test program came to an end and new versions of Glass will come out only “when they’re ready.”
Now with the rebuild, it seems that everything about the future of Google Glass that we knew about, will be lost. Before the announcement of the rebuilding of the project, we had an expectation that we would get a new version of Google Glass in 2015 which would use an Intel SoC. But now with the rebuilding, it means that the project could potentially carry on for many years.
Google+ – A Good Analog for Glass
Another product of Google which has been struggling since its release is Google+. It is a good analog for Google Glass. Vic Gundotra, the head of Google+ had left Google around a year ago. His leaving the company came at the same time when the social network went for a direction change. The stress on Google+ was lessened and in the last one year, only one minor feature has been released.
Now, with Google Glass starting all over again, it will be foolish to expect the refined product to be available for use anytime soon.
What do you think?
Do you think this is a good decision on Google’s part? Do you own a Google Glass? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
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