Final Up to date: March 17, 2023, 13:37 IST
Google has tried a number of variants of the Glasses out there
The AR Glasses made its debut in 2013 and Google has tried its luck with a number of variants since then.
Google has pulled the plug on yet one more product this week, and that is the second time we’re listening to information concerning the finish of the Google Glass challenge. Google Glass got here out in 2013 lengthy earlier than augmented actuality (AR) was an enormous factor within the trade, and after a number of makes an attempt to maintain it related within the enterprise phase, Google has determined to cease promoting the gadget fully from this month.
Actually, Google may also be ending help for Google Glass by September this yr. This isn’t the primary time the corporate has determined to cease promoting the Google Glass. After popping out with the first-gen gadget, Google tried its luck with one other mannequin known as the Google Glass Enterprise Version 2 which additionally didn’t take off.
As you may recall, the primary Google Glass was geared toward customers however the hefty price ticket of $1500 (Rs 1.23 lakh approx) and privateness considerations, the product by no means grew to become the mainstream hit that Google aspired to be.
Google has clearly talked about that sale of Google Glass ended on March 15, however the gadget will proceed to run apps until later this yr, when the pre-installed apps like Google Meet for video calls by way of the AR glasses will cease working. “Thanks for over a decade of innovation and partnership. As of March 15, 2023, we’ll not promote Glass Enterprise Version. We’ll proceed supporting Glass Enterprise Version till September 15, 2023,” as given on the Google Glass website.
AR continues to be anticipated to be a part of Google’s plans and it has reiterated that stance a number of instances however ending the Google Glass challenge suggests the corporate may have one other product within the pipeline which may very well be introduced on the Google I/O 2023 keynote within the coming months.
Apple is equally invested within the ecosystem, and is prone to showcase its first headset on the WWDC 2023 in June that can be powered by an all-new platform. It looks like AR just isn’t the very first thing in focus for the tech giants now because of the debut of AI-powered chatbots like ChatGPT which has now superior to the fourth-gen mannequin.
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