Hey, so what’s the word on a consumer Google Glass release?

If you’ve been following a lot of my reporting lately, you know that Google is planning to bring the next major hardware revision of Google Glass to the enterprise. From what I’ve heard from multiple people, it’s going to be a pretty nice incremental improvement over the Explorer Edition we all know and love (or hate, now that it’s basically useless and has no developer support)…

But while Google said in February of 2013 that it was hoping to bring Glass to retail by the end of that calendar year, it did no such thing. In fact, later that year the company also went on to claim that Glass would come to consumers in 2014 (which it never did). People eventually gave up on the device, calling it “dead,” assuming it got the same treatment countless other Google products have.

But that’s just simply not what happened. Google started retooling Glass for the workplace at some point in the latter part of 2014, and has been working on bringing that device to the enterprise since. It’s being called Enterprise Edition internally, and from what I’ve heard, it’s coming sooner rather than later. The WSJ reported this last year. And it’s happening.

“But what about us consumers?”… Continue reading “Hey, so what’s the word on a consumer Google Glass release?”

Google tried to sell Glass to affluent golfers at tournament

When Google first started the Glass Explorer Program, the device was only available to I/O 2012 attendees. Since then, Google has introduced many different ways of purchasing Glass that have expanded the program; some of these include the #IfIHadGlass contest, Explorer invites, and the recent one day sale. The newest addition to that list is Google’s first public sales attempt at last weeks The Player’s Championship, a golf tournament that took place in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. Continue reading “Google tried to sell Glass to affluent golfers at tournament”