The awaited day is here. Google Glass is finally available for purchase to anyone who resides in US, but that’s just for a day. So, anyone who was looking forward to buy the device should make haste as Google says only limited numbers of Glasses are available for sale. The exact figure is not yet known but it’s quite likely that the demand will outstrip supply.
It’s been almost two years, since the first batch of Glass Explorers got their Google Glasses but the sale was just limited to people who had registered back then. Now, two years later, Google is finally allowing anyone to purchase the device, although it’s just for a day. Also, anyone who purchases the device today will become a part of the company’s explorer program.
Since its first launch, there have been some changes made to Glass. Today, users can choose from a variety of colors and frame options. According to Google, Glass will be available in Charcoal, Tangerine, Cotton, Shale or Sky colors and will come in shade or frame options. In all there are four options for the frame and three options for the shades. The total package includes the Glass, mono ear buds, charger, USB cable and a pouch to carry the device when the user travels.
Google Glass will retail for the same price it went on sale to the first batch of explorers. Hence, it will cost $1500. While that’s a pretty huge figure, the demand for the device is still expected to be high.
Google also announced an update for the device yesterday, which adds some new features and refines the overall device. The update upgrades the Android version to 4.4 Kitkat and adds some cool features to the device like Photo Bundles, Photo reply in hangouts etc. Along with these features, Google claims that the update will improve the overall battery life of the device. It is one of the significant updates since its launch back in 2012; hence it should excite a lot of existing and potential customers.
Unfortunately, the update removes the video call option on the Glass, but that’s just for a temporary period. Google has received complaints regarding the poor quality of Glass’s video calls and hence, the company aims to bring back the feature only after it has been refined.
The company has not yet announced anything about its widespread availability and hence, people who have been waiting to get their hands on the device should definitely sign up for Glass as soon as possible.
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