Google is ending support for the Glass Explorer version in February 2020. Earlier, the company is rolling out the last update for the wearable. Google states that users will have to manually download, unzip, and install updates for their devices. The latest update does not affect Glass Enterprise Edition devices, Google noted.
Google said in a statement, “The Glass Explorer version is getting one last update that you will need to install manually. After February 25, 2020, this update will require and ability to use your Google account on Glass Removes. ”
According to Google’s statement, if you don’t update the device, and you are currently signing in and using the device, it will continue to work, but mirror apps such as Gmail, YouTube, and Hangout will no longer work.
Google said that the latest update removes the Glass connection for backend services.
After the last update, the Myglass app, which allows users to manage device settings, will also stop working. However, users will still be able to connect it directly to their phone via Bluetooth.
Google launched Glass Explorer Edition in 2012. The company later released an upgraded version of Glass despite privacy concerns that were raised around its ability to record videos, according to Engdg. Google released the Enterprise Edition of Glass in 2017.
Google had released a list of do’s and don’ts for users of Glass when using it publicly. This included a number of points to avoid invading people’s personal spaces, as well as making Amral appear in a public place. Google has advised users, among other things, to avoid wearing glasses while attempting extreme outdoor activities.
The device first became available for purchase to the general public in the US in April 2014 for $ 1500 (approximately Rs. 1 lakh). Prior to this, the Glass Explorer Edition was being sold only to a select group of developers, contest winners and other invitees.