Google Glass has once again gone on sale to the general public, with the prototype Explorer Edition available online for $1,500 (£890) to all American Google users.
This follows a recent one-day sale, which saw Google “sell out” of an unknown quantity of Glass. The company has now replenished its stock and plans to keep supplying the head-warn gadget indefinately - presumably until an updated (and much cheaper) version goes on sale internationally later in the year.
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Writing on its Google+ page, the search giant said: “We learned a lot when we opened our site a few weeks ago, so we’ve decided to move to a more open beta. We’re still in the Explorer Program while we continue to improve our hardware and software, but starting today anyone in the US can buy the Glass Explorer Edition, as long as we have it on hand.”
It added: “We’re ready to keep meeting new Explorers, and we can’t wait to hear all your experiences and feedback to continue to make Glass even better, ahead of our wider consumer release.”
Google has said time and again that a consumer version of Glass will be available this year, but interest in Glass has waned in recent months, as consumers begin to wonder if the device will benefit them.
Developers too are losing faith in Glass. One company which set out to create a Glass-only application last year has since expanded its efforts to cover smartphones and other wearables like the Samsung Gear 2 smartwatch.