Google has announced that it will sell Google Glass for $1,500 to anyone in the U.S. on April 15.?
The announcement from +GoogleGlass said, ?Next Tuesday, April 15th at 6am PDT, we?re opening up some spots in the Glass Explorer Program. Any adult in the US* can become an Explorer by visiting our site and purchasing Glass for $1500 + tax ? and it now comes with your favorite shade or frame, thanks to feedback from our current Explorers. The number of spots available is limited.?
With a common-on promotional copy ?Become a Glass Explorer on April 15th?, Google aims to bring in new explorers in the ?Glass Explorer Program?.
Google said, ?To discover new places, sometimes we need to leave the map behind. And that’s what Glass Explorers do. They are the first to make, to tinker, to create, to shape, and to share through Glass. We’re expanding little by little, and experimenting with different ways of bringing new Explorers into the program.?
Google Glass is a wearable, voice-controlled Android device that displays information directly in the user’s field of vision. It is a pair of augmented reality glasses that seek to provide users real-time information right in front of their eyes.
However, ?everyone in the US is not interested in buying Google Glass?, market research and data collection firm Toluna said.
The firm said, ?The result of the research indicates that a majority of Americans aren?t interested in purchasing Google Glass due to concerns about personal privacy. Specifically, 72 percent of Americans will avoid wearing Google Glass in public. Privacy concerns included the fear that private data could become public either through an accident or hackers breaking into the Google Glass software as well as the the fear of someone using Google Glass to remotely record user actions without express consent.
Google, on the other hand, released a list of ?Google Glass Myths? last month to throw light on popular misconceptions about the device.
FULL TEXT OF +GoogleGlass ANNOUNCEMENT
Become a Glass Explorer on Tues April 15
Whoops. So… we?d planned to post this next week, but it looks like the cat’s out of the bag now. Over the past several months, we?ve been trying out different ways to expand the Explorer program. Some of you signed up at Google I/O, some told us what you would do #ifihadglass , some were referred by a friend, some joined through their school or university. Our Explorers are moms, bakers, surgeons, rockers, and each new Explorer has brought a new perspective that is making Glass better. But every day we get requests from those of you who haven?t found a way into the program yet, and we want your feedback too. So in typical Explorer Program fashion, we?re trying something new.
Next Tuesday, April 15th at 6am PDT, we?re opening up some spots in the Glass Explorer Program. Any adult in the US* can become an Explorer by visiting our site and purchasing Glass for $1500 + tax ? and it now comes with your favorite shade or frame, thanks to feedback from our current Explorers. The number of spots available is limited, so mark your calendar if you want to get in. You can find us on Tuesday at: http://google.com/glass/start/how-to-get-one.
We?re excited to meet our new Explorers, and we can?t wait to hear your thoughts about Glass.
*To everyone outside the US… we know, Sorry 🙁 We?re just not ready yet to bring Glass to other countries.
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