Project Aura, the name given to the successor project for Google Glass and potentially other wearable technology, has lost a key member of the team. Geoff Dowd came on board last fall to head up the user experience design component of the project. A new report indicates that he departed Google in March, a mere five months into his tenure. Dowd joined Google and Project Aura after working for Adobe on their user interface team. Read more
Apparently confirming that a recent eBay listing was in fact a new version of Google’s enterprise edition of Google Glass, the pawnbroker that listed the item has canceled the auction and returned the item to Google. This move comes after representatives from Google visited the shop on Monday following a weekend of intense bidding on eBay. Read more
A new listing on eBay appears to be for the next version of Google Glass rumored to be the successor to Google’s failed effort to create a consumer-oriented face-worn wearable device. When Google finally shutdown the old Google Glass program, there was talk then and in ensuing months about a business or enterprise focused version that would eventually be produced. The new eBay listing appears to show a device somewhat consistent with past rumors if it is indeed a legitimate listing. Read more
Looks like Google might be trying to wipe the memory of Google Glass from the popular consciousness.
Pictures of a new, folding Google Glass have surfaced online, revealing a fresh design that makes this edition of the wearable more portable than ever before.
Who would have thought that the next generation of Google Glass may just as well ditch the glass altogether, but that’s exactly what the team behind the wearable technology has opted to do. According to The Information, Google’s Project Aura is working on three prototypes of Google Glass, out of which at least one doesn’t feature the glass screen.
Google Glass graduated from the Google X labs in January, and as such, the team began reporting to Nest co-founder Tony Fadell. Fadell is now saying that the project wasn’t forced on him, but that he offered to help clean up the Glass project and make it something “important.”
A new FCC filing for a device from Google that includes “GG1” in its identifier has many thinking this may be version 2, or the consumer version, of Google Glass. There are not many details available, but a couple clues point to the device being some type of wearable. Read more
Google’s Glass project never really took off, but that doesn’t mean the company is abandoning it. According to a recent job listing for the company, it looks like they’re expanding the scope of Google Glass to include “smart eyewear and other related products,” with listing open for several different positions.
Of course, everyone knows Google is the type of company that toy around with tons of different ideas and products, some of which never actually see the light of day. We do know that Google is still working on a newer version of Glass that will hopefully go over a little better with consumers, but there’s no telling when that will actually hit the market. Read more
Popular eyewear manufacturer Luxottica which owns brands like Ray-Ban, Oakley and several other major sunglasses brands is now looking to partner with Google for the upcoming version of Glass. The information was given out by the CEO of Luxottica, Massimo Vian during the company’s general meeting in Milan, Italy. Read more