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Google Glass to be redeveloped from scratch

According to a media report, the Google Glass is being redesigned from scratch after privacy complaints forced Google to stop its sales.

Google Glass, sale of which was recently stopped, was a half-cooked product and Google is now working on it from scratch, according to the New York Times.

Developed by Google X, a part of Google which is devoted to technological advancements like driverless cars, Google Glass was formally unveiled in 2012 by Sergey Brin, the founder of the internet giant. Later in 2013, Google Glass was being offered to developers for $1500. The Google Glass initially has got good reviews for its innovative application. Infact, it was even used by Nepal government against poachers and was used by its Army for military purposes as well.

Google Glass

However, it soon sparked a privacy debate. It was even banned from bars, movie theaters, Las Vegas casinos and other places that did not want customers surreptitiously recording.

“The team within Google X knew the product wasn’t even close to ready for prime time,” the New York Times quoted a former Google employee as saying.

Keeping the rising complaints in mind Google finally stopped selling of the Google Glass on January 19 last.

But New York Times has claimed that this is not the end of Google Glass. As per the paper, the Glass project is now being overseen by Ivy Ross, a jewelry designer who runs Google’s smart-eyewear division, and Tony Fadell, a former Apple product executive and the creator of Nest.

“Several people with knowledge of Mr. Fadell’s plans for Glass said he was going to redesign the product from scratch and would not release it until it was complete,” New York Times further claimed.

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