For a limited time starting Tuesday, Google will
make the wearable device available to more than just the select
group of users such as apps developers in its Glass Explorer
In a blogpost, Google did not say how many pairs it would sell,
just that the quantity would be limited.
"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," the
company said on a Thursday blogpost.
"That's why next Tuesday, April 15th, we'll be trying our latest
and biggest Explorer Program expansion experiment to date. We'll
be allowing anyone in the U.S. to become an Explorer by
Many tech pundits expect wearable devices to go mainstream this
year, extending smartphone and tablet capabilities to gadgets
worn on the body, from watches to headsets. Google has run
campaigns in the past to drum up public involvement, including
inviting people to tweet under the hashtag #ifihadglass for a
chance to buy a pair of the glasses.
Google Glass has raised privacy concerns, prompting some
legislators to propose bans on the gadget.
(Reporting by San Francisco Newsroom;
editing by Richard Chang)
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