Tony Fadell, the father of the iPod, is taking over Google Glass

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Tony Fadell, the father of the iPod, is taking over Google Glass

  • 2015-02-13 12:18:40
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News / Mobile phones Tony Fadell, the father of the iPod, is taking over Google Glass

Over a year ago, Tony Fadell was picked up by Google after the search giant bought up the group that created the smart thermostat, Nest.

Now, it would appear that Fadell’s next major goal is to get Google Glass, the company’s wearable unit, up and running. According to a report published by the Wall Street Journal, Google has promoted Glass from a project within its Google X laboratories, and given it its own unit. As a result, Fadell has been charged with leading that unit, and pushing Glass forward into the future.

The article also notes that Google is more than likely gearing up to showcase its revision of Google Glass here at some point in 2015, as earlier reports had indeed suggested. This is because Google is ending the Glass Explorer Program on January 19, which means that after that date individuals will no longer be able to buy the wearable device.

Businesses and other groups can still have access to Glass, though, courtesy of an application process that will get kicked off soon. On top of that, Glass at Work is still going to hang around.

With Glass getting its own unit outside of the experimental labs, it would appear that Google is buckling down on the wearable, and preparing it for a bigger launch at some point in the future. Could 2015 be the year that Glass goes mainstream?

[via Wall Street Journal]


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