From today Google Glass is for sale to anybody in the US. This is what Android Police and later Nu.nl communicated this Thursday, April 24. The article in Nu.nl mentions that earlier this month, Google Glass was available for all residents of the United States for one day only. Google continues in this line.
In the online store of Google the current version of Google Glass Explorer is for sale. The smart glasses still have the price tag: $ 1,500. The device will be available in five colours: gray, orange, white, dark gray or blue.
The Internet giant provides with Google Glass also a charger and USB cable, earphone, pouch and a frame or sunglasses lenses. With the public release of the Explorer Edition, Google Glass officially becomes a consumer product.
In the meantime Google Glass Explorer is sold out.
It remains unclear whether Google will launch soon a new version of Google Glass. The expectation is that Google will bring a newer and cheaper version of Google Glass on the market this year.
Sorry, But Google Glass Isn’t Actually For Sale To Everybody Yet
The rumor that Google Glass is currently for sale to anybody in the United States is incorrect: that’s not actually the case.
According to Tech Crunch, while the Google Glass store is indeed open and seems to be taking orders (Update: all the models are sold out now), this isn’t the public launch of Google Glass to anybody who wants to plunk down 1,500 dollars (1115 euro) plus tax.
According to Google‘s spokesperson the store is only functional to allow those who participated in its April 15 sale to finish their purchases.
Google said in a statement that the link was created to accommodate potential Explorers who were still in the pipeline from last week’s sale, adding that the company was shutting it down shortly while it continued to experiment with ways to expand the Explorer program in the weeks and months ahead.
TechCrunch has asked to Google about what will happen to those orders that people may have been able to place while the store seemed open today. They are waiting for an answer.
Google Glass in the Netherlands
Google is considerably expanding the Glass Explorer program with early testers of Google Glass. More and more people are invited by Google to try a Google Glass.
Officially it is still not possible for residents of the Netherlands and Belgium to purchase a Google Glass and become a Glass Explorer. But there are some detours. For those interested, exercise your Dutch and read the suggestions of Android Planet.
(Source: Android Planet)