Starting March 15th, Google will stop selling Glass AR smart glasses to businesses and will only support the device until September 15th of this year. The tech giant posted these details along with the notice, “Thank you for more than 10 years of innovation and partnership.” Grass official websiteas first reported by 9to5GoogleIt marks the end of the company’s augmented reality wearables, which began as a consumer product that captured the interest of early adopters but never quite captured the market.
About four years after it was first available, Google has launched a rebooted version of Glass for the enterprise. It is intended for companies where employees can accomplish tasks with the help of augmented reality. It’s designed to be more comfortable to wear and has the ability to “stand up to harsh working environments.” It also had a larger display, a foldable design and a faster processor. Then, in 2019, Google released Glass Enterprise Edition 2 eyewear. It looked almost identical to its predecessor, but came with more powerful hardware and software.
Google To tell Existing units will continue to function after September 15th, but will no longer deploy software updates after that date. The company is also only replacing the device until that date, and the pre-installed Meet on Glass app (Google’s video conferencing service on Glasses) may also stop working at any time after Sept. 15.
Last year, Google began testing next-generation augmented reality glasses that it announced at its I/O developer conference. It’s not clear when these glasses will be released, but company spokesperson Patrick Seibolt said: The Barge Google remains ‘deeply committed to AR’ and is ‘building AR into many devices’ [of its] product. “
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