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Google Glass consumer launch likely in 2015, but nothing is certain

A consumer version of Google Glass is still expected to launch sometime in 2015, but an exact date hasn't been confirmed by Google just yet
By: Michael Hatamoto | Wearable Computing News | Posted: Nov 17, 2014 11:25 pm

The Google Glass consumer wearable headset is still expected to launch in 2015, but interested buyers shouldn't hold their breath as they wait. Unfortunately for Google, it appears that some developers are jumping off the Glass bandwagon, losing faith in the high-priced wearable, as several other developers will focus more on business users.

 

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Chris O'Neill, Google Glass head of business operations, previously had this to say: "We are as committed as ever to a consumer launch. That is going to take time and we are not going to launc this product until it's absolutely ready." The company still reportedly has hundreds of employees working on Glass, especially trying to drive interest in Glass Explorer, but potential consumer development remains up in the air.

 

Consumers have shown interest in new generations of Glass, but don't want to purchase a product that doesn't have a strong backbone of apps and third-party support. Along with losing developer support, several Glass executives left Google throughout 2014, saying the current wearable market isn't big enough to continue such high-profile work.

NEWS SOURCES:Pcworld.com, S3.amazonaws.com

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