According to Massimo Vian, CEO of Luxottica, the Google Glass program is still moving along at a steady rate, and that the 2nd generation headset may be out sometime soon.
Google chairman Eric Schmidt assures that the Glass project isn’t shutting down. He says Google Glass is a long-term project, and is being made ready for consumers under Tony Fadell’s watch.
Sony has just announced their answer to Google Glass, the SmartEyeglass headset. It’s available for pre-order now in the UK and Germany for around $840, and will eventually make its way to the US and Japan.
Google Glass’ new leader, Nest’s Tony Fadell, reportedly wants to start from scratch with the headset, and doesn’t plan on releasing it to the public until it’s perfect.
Almost two years after the Glass Explorer program first made Google’s head mounted computer available to enthusiasts and developers, Glass is “graduating” from the Google [X] labs to become a real commercial project.
One of the biggest obstacle continues to be movie theaters that resist shortening the window between theatrical and home release.
Sony will begin production on their new heads up display sometime within the year.
The Wall Street Journal reports that Intel is going to power the next Google Glass with its silicon, and the product will be aimed at businesses.
Scoble’s opinion on Microsoft’s mobile platform is firm and sound: he believes the company should ditch Windows Phone all together.
The original project leader of Google Glass, and one of its founding fathers, has now left Google for Amazon.