The Google Glass consumer launch reportedly won't happen until 2015

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By John Callaham on 15 Nov 2014 10:52 am

With 2014 coming to a close in just a few weeks, the consumer version of the Google Glass wearable device won't be coming out this year, as originally planned. A new report says that Google is now looking for the launch to happen sometime in 2015.

The news comes from Reuters, which cites an unnamed source that is "familiar with the matter". It also offers a rather bleak portrait of the eyewear's future prospects. Google Glass, which was first announced in 2012 with a ton of hype, has been losing interest from app developers. Reuters reports they contacted 16 software creators who had previously launched apps for Google Glass, but nine of them stated they had stopped work on those apps, due to the lack of users and the hardware limitations of the device itself. A few weeks ago, Twitter pulled their own official Google Glass app from MyGlass.

For its part, Google claims to have "hundreds" of team members still working on Google Glass. The division's Head of Business Operations Chris O'Neill is quoted as saying, "We are as committed as ever to a consumer launch. That is going to take time and we are not going to launch this product until it's absolutely ready."

Is Google Glass still a viable hardware product or will it turn into a white elephant for Google?

Source: Reuters

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The Google Glass consumer launch reportedly won't happen until 2015


As I posted om AC, I don't think a whole lot more will come of this. Its a cool device, but is it something the average consumer will go out and spend that much $ on? The answer is it will not go much further.

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I posted on AC too. This thing would be great for people like myself, with a physical disability. They just need to make the battery last a full day and lower the price so it is more in line with Android Wear devices.

I can totally understand that point of view and have thought of it myself. I've spent the last 11 years working with adults with disabilities. Just turned a deaf individual onto the Pebble the other day.

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