When Google first launched the Google Glass back in 2012, it felt like we were entering the future where smart glasses overlaying information about the world around us was becoming a reality. Unfortunately, that did not happen as many were concerned about the privacy of such glasses where it could be potentially used to secretly record people without their knowledge.
That being said, Google has continued to support those who shelled out $1,500 for the Google Glass Explorer Edition, but even then, it looks like all good things must come to an end. In a post on its support page, Google has announced one final update for the wearable headset, after which it will no longer be supported by Google. According to Google:
“Glass Explorer Edition is receiving a final update that you will need to manually install. After February 25, 2020, this update removes the need and ability to use your Google account on Glass. It also removes Glass’ connection to backend services. This update is available now and should be installed so you can continue using your device without issues.”
We should note that this is for the Explorer Edition and that later versions that were released, like the Enterprise Edition, will continue to be supported for the time-being. That being said, it does feel that Google is winding down its efforts at creating its own wearable headsets.
It wasn’t too long ago that Google had announced that they would no longer be selling the Daydream View VR headset, and also how the new Pixel 4 will not support the Daydream platform either.
Source: Google Support