Google Glass - A Look Back at the Bold Experiment in Wearable AR Technology
Google Glass is the augmented reality (AR) eyewear that sparked much attention a few years back has been discontinued. But before you start mourning the loss of Google Glass, let's dive into the details!
Is Google Glass dead?
It seems that Google has officially stopped producing the consumer version of Glass. However, there's still some debate on what's happening with Google Glass Enterprise Edition, as some sources claim that it's still very much alive and kicking. On the other hand, others say that Google has also discontinued the Enterprise version of Glass. Google decided to end the project due to a lack of interest and adoption from enterprise customers.
What is the future of Google Glass and AR?
So what does this mean for the future of AR eyewear? First, while Google Glass may be gone, the idea of AR eyewear is not dead! Other companies like Microsoft and Magic Leap are still pushing forward with their own AR glasses. These devices are designed to provide users with a hands-free computing experience, allowing them to view and interact with digital content in the real world.
What about Google? Well, Google may focus on other AR projects, like smart contact lenses and AR smart glasses for the consumer market. We'll see what the company will come up with next, but it's clear that they're still very interested in the potential of AR technology. I wonder if that means a new version of Glass or a completely new product, but only time will tell.
The Glass was an early attempt to bring AR to the masses, but it ultimately fell short due to a combination of factors, including high cost and privacy concerns. Another point worth mentioning is that Glass helped pave the way for other AR devices and technologies we see today. Of course, we're also discussing the future here, not only the present. I am talking about ⇒ Apple's upcoming VR headset, which is set to revolutionize the VR industry!
Conclusion: What now?
In the meantime, plenty of other AR devices are on the market to explore. From smart glasses to AR-enabled smartphones, there's no shortage of ways to experience the magic of augmented reality. So, if you're curious about AR and are in the market for AR eyewear, check out some of the other options available. While Glass may be gone, the idea of hands-free computing is not going anywhere. Companies continue to push the boundaries of what's possible with AR, and we expect to see some exciting developments in the coming years. So keep your eyes peeled!