Google Glass Still Alive? Luxottica CEO Says Yes!

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The CEO of Luxottica, the company that Google partnered with in March 2014 for wearable projects, has commented that development of Google Glass is still continuing. Massimo Vian made these comments recently at a general meeting in Milan, and apparently believes that there will be another version of Glass coming relatively soon. His comments as reported by the Wall Street Journal:

“In Google, there are some second thoughts on how to interpret version 3 [of the eyewear]. What you saw was version 1. We’re now working on version 2, which is in preparation.”

There have been several reports that Google is going back to the drawing board for the new version of Glass, and it will feature an entirely new design. This is probably a good thing given some of the bad press received by the Glass Explorer Edition, and the Explorer Program itself. It also seems that Google would rather wait until the second version of Glass is ready for the consumer market, instead of offering another beta test program.

I’ve always been on the fence about picking up Glass for myself, mainly because I already wear eyeglasses everyday and I would need to change frames to use Glass daily. If Google can show us an amazing second edition, I’m on board to give it a go, anyone else interested in a redesigned version of Glass?

Source: Wall Street Journal

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