Since users discovered earlier today that orders for Google Glass could be placed at the Glass store without an invite, similar to the one-day sale they had last week, folks have been scrambling to figure out whether this was an official move by Google to open sales up to the general public instead of a limited program for approved invitees. Google has now issued a statement indicating:
“This link was created to accommodate potential Explorers who were still in the pipeline from last week’s sale. We’re shutting it down shortly. As always, we will continue to experiment with ways to expand the Explorer program in the weeks and months ahead.”
Potential buyers who have checked out the Glass store have discovered all Glass styles now show up as “Out of stock.” Some conflicting information from Google has indicated that invites will no longer be required, although that is not necessarily the same thing as the program being opened up to the public.