To say that Google Glass is dead is only half true. While Google’s smartglasses are definitely dead for consumers, Glass is still alive and well in the enterprise. I suppose Google got tired of all the crap that was being thrown at the consumer version of Glass after the initial excitement died down and decided to shut that portion of the project down, at least for now.
Rumors of Google Glass’s demise have been greatly exaggerated. Google Glass is not dead. It’s not hospitalized. It’s not gravely ill. It is not even convalescing. In fact, it’s alive and well, hard at work and living in the enterprise. The enterprise, you say? What came over it? Google Glass had its day with the consumers and it was over it. It got tired of the ridicule, of the Glasshole remarks, of being accused of pretension. It didn’t need the headaches or being called the NSA of gadgets. “Why you looking at me son? You better not be filming me, Glasshole.” It decided to go off quietly into the sunset. Google shut down its Explorer’s program in January, that exclusive group, where for $1500 you could play and experiment with Glass — be a social lab rat. Glass didn’t like that role and it decided enough was enough.