A recent report has highlighted that Google is wiping the slate clean in regards to its Google Glass project and is starting again with the development of this controversial invention.
Sales of the controversial smart spectacles were halted in January and development of the prototype was also believed to have been stopped.
However, this all appears to have changed as the glass development has been re-invigorated and is now being driven by former Apple gadget designer Tony Fadell, who has
“reset” the project.
The report in the New York Times stated that the version will be developed internally and only released when finished.
Must Have Gadget?
From the initial reveal in 2011, Google Glass was considered to be the gadget to own from everyone ranging from techies to chief executives. It was the must-have toy that was going to set the gold standard for a new class of wearable computers.
Google Glass made a huge impact during 2012 when Google demonstrated some of its capabilities to the audience at its developers’ conference using skydivers and stunt cyclists.
Problems lay ahead though and many of the people who worked on the device were unhappy with the amount of exposure generated by its early reveal because it resulted in the final developments of the device taking place in public.
Will Things Be Different?
Now Glass is being overseen by Mr Fadell, who helped to bring Apple’s iPod and other gadgets to market.
Mr Fadell became a Google employee last year when the search giant bought his home automation company Nest.
Development on Glass was now reportedly all going to happen in-house with nothing released until it was ready.
Technology news site Ars Technica speculated that Mr Fadell’s “rebooting” of the project might take a long time because of the poor performance of the earlier versions.
“There is very little that Glass does well, so with a reboot, there isn’t much to currently work from,” it said.