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Google Glass will reportedly get a complete redesign under its new boss

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The new team in charge of Google Glass will reportedly start from scratch and create a new design for the wearable tech device. This news comes a few weeks after Google ended public sales of the Google Glass Explorer Edition and appointed Nest founder and CEO Tony Fadell as the new leader of the product team.

According to what several people "with knowledge of Mr. Fadell's plans" told The New York Times, he plans to create his version of Google Glass with no ties to the old product. It adds:

"There will be no public experimentation," one adviser to Mr. Fadell said. "Tony is a product guy and he's not going to release something until it's perfect."

The team in charge of the device at Google X felt it was not ready to be revealed back in 2012 but Google co-founder Sergey Brin made the decision to announce Google Glass in order to get public feedback on its design. It would appear that won't be the case for Fadell's version of the product. The new Google Glass will be ready when it's ready.

Source: New York Times

  • Well, hopefully my money went to good use somewhere...
  • Collectors item? Sell on eBay in a few years? I do feel for the people who shelled out $1500, but it's still a conversation piece. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Hope Google took all the negative criticism and puts that energy into putting out something really special. Too much potential to waste here. Great first effort though. I'm a fan.
  • I hope they can make the glasses like the ones i saw in this Korean Series called "Healer"
    basically just glasses with everything built into the frame.. here's the trailer and it shows his sunglasses.. but during the series he has regular black frame glasses:
  • I agree completely. I would like to be able to wear google glass and not LOOK like I'm wearing it. It should be all within the lens and the frame.
  • They really need to do something different. Microsoft really took the tech world by storm when they showed of Hololens. It looms way better than Glass and is way more functional. I have a funny feeling that it will be less expensive than what Google was charging for Glass. I'm curious to see what Fadell does with Glass, but he's got his work cut out for him. Posted from the Nexus 5 or Xperia Z3
  • The last time that happened we got Android. Google knows how to admit that "what they have isn't good enough." and go back to the drawing board.
  • I hope they do something fast I tried so bad to get the Google glass I am a Google fan and always stay a Google fan I am waiting for their product I wish they could have gotten everything right and put it on the market at a decent price it was a little overpriced but that's understandable for as few as was released and it was still under consideration and development
  • Here you go Gene; !,.!.!,. Glad I could help.
  • The first thing they need to redesign is the price tag Posted from my Droid Turbo, Kelly and Ozone
  • I was going to say the same thing. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Should just release the thing at same price as smart watch these days. Call this one v1.0, release it, then take 2 years or so to re developed the 2.0. Posted via Android Central App
  • Would be really cool if they tied this into investments with Magic Leap technology and get this out to the masses on the cheap.
  • I guess I'm a little different than most. I don't mind the look of Google Glass. I am happy to have new cutting edge technology. I'm a technology guy. I will continue to wear my OG version. Unless the next version is a lot better in the performance and features I will be happy with my Explorer Edition.
  • They should redesign the price.
    1,500 is just ridiculous. It should be around 300 or so dollars. Posted via the Android Central App
  • 1st gen technology, same goes for the smart watches. Don't waste your time and money until it gets perfected.
  • I am so glad that I resisted the impulse to spend $1500+ on this thing. Posted via the Android Central App using my Galaxy Note 4 from Sprint