Google has gone and proved yet again that Google Glass is not dead. After the announcement, that Google was ending the Glass Explorer program, many people jumped to the conclusion that Google Glass was dead. However, Google proved them wrong by announcing its development from the scratch and that too under a new leadership. For those who still don’t believe this, here is another piece of news to prove that Google Glass is far from dead.
Delivering Next-Gen Prototypes
It is being reported that Google is already sending out the early next-gen versions of the fresh prototype of Google Glass to its select Glass of Work partners. This next iteration of the device is being sent out to them for testing and developing the device even better. Although, the next version is still in the early phases of its development, yet according to sources, Google has been privately displaying different prototypes to its Glass at Work partners as early as October, 2014. The device was possibly an older model which was created under the old routine.
However, reports have been there that the tech giant has shown a version of Google Glass to certain important partners at the beginning of this year. It is however, not certain whether the device is the newer version or it was just another latest model which was sent out to partners for testing, under the old leadership. That said, according to 9to5google.com report, Google has got in touch with at least one company after the change in leadership. This means that Google either has something new to show them or it is still continuing with the older prototype.
Google is now working with Tony Fadell, a former Apple product executive and Ivy Ross, a jewelry designer for the new version of Google Glass.
Still Committed to Bring out Google Glass
Even though there has been a change in the development of Google Glass, the company is still committed to bring out a consumer version of this augmented reality glass and it is working hard to show that. This includes developing a new program for Glass at Work. This means bringing together 10 startups focused on developing new software for the next-gen Google Glass.
Google is choosing the companies carefully which can join the Glass at Work program and is keeping a close eye on each of them to make sure that high quality software is developed for it AR glass. This is different than the earlier approach where anyone could make apps for the device. This careful approach could bring success for Google Glass this time.
It is too early to know if that is the case, but time will tell if the decision of starting Google Glass from scratch is right or wrong.
What’s your thought?
Do you think this is a good decision by Google? Do you own the earlier prototype of Google Glass? Share your views in the comments below.
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