We haven’t heard much about Google Glass in a while, but that’s changing today, because Google is shaking its wearable up with some major changes.
Google is moving its Glass wearable out of the Google X research program and making it into its own division. This new standalone Google Glass group will be led by Ivy Ross, who will report to Tony Fadell, the head of Nest Labs, Inc., makers of the Nest thermostat.
Google also says that it’ll stop selling its Google Glass Explorer Edition on January 19. The device will still be available to companies and developers for work needs. However, Google does say that it plans to release a new version of Google Glass in 2015.
Google Glass has always been an interesting piece of technology, placing a small screen in front of a user and letting them get directions, capture photos and video, communicate, and more, all without using their hands. However, the Glass Explorer program wasn’t open to everyone for the longest time, and even now that it’s open to all, Glass’s $1500 price tag is a bit much for most folks.
Rumors have suggested that a new version Google Glass will launch in 2015 with an Intel processor rather than a Texas Instruments chip, like the one that’s inside the Explorer Edition. Whatever’s inside the new version of Glass, hopefully it’ll be a bit more affordable than the model that’s available now.
What features would you like to see included with the new Google Glass?