Google reveals new version of Glass is on the way (video)

29 Oct 2013

Glass Explorers, the original cohort of those who got to experiment with Google Glass since it was first unveiled in the last year, have been told they are to be given new hardware. In addition, the new hardware has been optimised to work with prescription glasses.

Google said that later this year the ‘Explorers’ will have a one-time option to swap out their existing Glass for a new hardware update.

The internet giant told the Glass pioneers that a new update “will allow your Glass to work with future lines of shades and prescription frames, and we’ll also include a mono earbud.”

Google also revealed plans to allow those who missed out on the first option to invite up to three friends to take part in the Glass experiment.

“Over the next few weeks, all Explorers will have the opportunity to invite three friends to join the program. They’ll be able to buy Glass online and can have it shipped to their home, office, treehouse or igloo. We’re counting on you to get Glass to the people you think will make great Explorers. More Explorers means more feedback, and more feedback means better Glass.”


John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years