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

John Callaham