Google Glass release date delayed until 2015
The Google Glass consumer release date may have been pushed back to 2015 amidst negative reactions
Reports of Google Glass' falling reputation and popularity have plagued the device since its launch, but now reports that the consumer version of the headset won't be released before 2015 have thrown Google's position on the technology even further into doubt.
Reuters reports that the consumer release date has been pushed back, though Google has publicly stated that it is still backing the device despite ongoing troubles.
Many app developers have put projects for Google Glass on hold in favour of other ventures or, like Twitter, pulled out altogether. Some have switched to working on apps for the enterprise market, where it is thought Google Glass has more potential.
"If there was 200 million Google Glasses sold, it would be a different perspective," Tom Frencel, the CEO of Little Guy Games told the publication. "There's no market at this point."
Matthew Milan, founder of software firm Normative Design, added: "It's not a big enough platform to play on seriously."
Despite a 2014 release date previously being touted, it is now likely to hit consumers at some point next year. It is thought this lack of definite release date has caused developers to lose faith in the technology.
However, Chris O'Neill, Glass Head of Business Operations, assured doubters: "We are completely energised and as energised as ever about the opportunity that wearables and Glass in particular represent.
"We are as committed as ever to a consumer launch. That is going to take time and we are not going to launch this product until it's absolutely ready."
Google Glass recently came under fire when it was reported that wearing the device would restrict the peripheral vision of the wearer, increasing the chance of accidents while driving.
Top 5 challenges of migrating applications to the cloud
Explore how VMware Cloud on AWS helps to address common cloud migration challengesDownload now
3 reasons why now is the time to rethink your network
Changing requirements call for new solutionsDownload now
All-flash buyer’s guide
Tips for evaluating Solid-State ArraysDownload now
Enabling enterprise machine and deep learning with intelligent storage
The power of AI can only be realised through efficient and performant delivery of dataDownload now