It’s been more than a decade since Google first unveiled Google Glass, a wearable device designed to put a heads-up display in front of your eyes so you wouldn’t have to stop to look at your phone or PC.

The platform never really took off as a consumer product, so Google shifted its focus to enterprise customers around five years ago and even released a second-gen Google Glass Enterprise Edition in 2019. Now Google has discontinued that product with no plans to offer any replacement.

In a FAQ posted to the Glass Enterprise Edition support site, Google says that it stopped selling Glass Enterprise Edition on March 15, 2023 and that the company has no plans to offer software updates. But Google will continue to provide some support until September 15, 2023.

Basically that means that if your device breaks, Google will still fix or replace it until this fall. And the recently launched Meet on Glass app should continue to work at least until September 15th, although it may become buggy or stop working after that date.

Existing customers can continue to use Google Glass Enterprise Edition devices indefinitely. Most apps and features that work today should continue to work for the foreseeable future, and companies that have developer their own software for the platform should be able to provide updates.

But Google won’t sell you a new headset anymore and the company has no plans to provide any bug fixes, security patches, or other updates. Google will continue to offer the latest system images for download at least until April 1, 2024 though. You can find those downloads at the System images page or follow the company’s instructions to install an OTA update.

via 9to5Google

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9 replies on “Google Glass is deader than ever”

    1. You can still get glasses with cameras in them. Facebook in particular still appears to be selling its “stories” glasses that will not only record everything you see but also automatically upload it to your own bloodthirsty cult of personality.
      You could also wear any number of VR headsets in public. They can do the same exact thing. For some inexplicable reason no one cares about that.

    1. Actually, it is a real word unlike other colloquialisms like funner.

      1. https://www.merriam-webster.com/words-at-play/are-funner-and-funnest-real-words-usage

        I guess pretty much all modern authorities on what are and are not words agree that funner and funnest are in fact words, although they caution against using them in certain circles (academic and well-educated ones foremost) as you will likely be seen as ignorant. I do not use them out of habit (I can still hear my mom saying funner isn’t a word), but according to the “experts” they are actually words. One funny thing, the spell-checker used by this website underlines them as mis-spelled words.

        1. You are not a true linguist unless you have live vivisected your own Brodmann’s area and have also lived to tell the tale, until then you are still just another academic enforcing your own opinions on others.

    2. Thank you for keeping us safe from grammatical errors!!! 🙏🙏🙏

      You are a true hero!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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