Google has announced that it will stop selling Google Glass in its current form and is ending its Google Glass Explorer program, so is this the end of Google Glass?
Not exactly, Google is shutting down its Google Glass Explorer program, and the team who developed Google Glass are moving out of the Google X unit into a new unit which will continue to be run by Ivy Ross.
Ivy Ross and the Glass team will now report to Nest’s Tony Fadell, and Google are obviously looking to develop a commercial version of Google Glass with their new unit.
As part of this transition, we’re closing the Explorer Program so we can focus on what’s coming next. January 19 will be the last day to get the Glass Explorer Edition. In the meantime, we’re continuing to build for the future, and you’ll start to see future versions of Glass when they’re ready. (For now, no peeking.)
Thanks to all of you for believing in us and making all of this possible. Hang tight—it’s going to be an exciting ride.
So it looks like it is the end of the Glass Explorer program, the last version of the device will be available until the 19th of January.
The company has not given their exact plans for Google Glass, but it looks like it is the end of the device in its current form, the next version we see will probably be a commercial version.
We have heard rumors that a new version of the device is coming this year, this could be the commercial version, and we are interested to see what Google has planned for their Glass project in the future.