The current version of Google Glass will never see the light of day beyond current Explorers who have already bought and paid for their devices. This is because Google has decided to put an end to the Explorer program in favor of taking a break and possibly rebooting the project which will now be led by Nest’s Tony Fadell.
However this doesn’t mean that there isn’t anymore use for Google Glass. It seems that over in Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport, Google Glass is still being used. The wearable is being used by airport authority officers to allow them to look up gate and flight information without having to turn to a separate device.
The wearable is also being used by airport staff in the main terminal to document the customer journey, which is basically a recording in first-person view of quality-control personnel as they make their way through the airport. The use in the Schiphol airport follows an earlier report in which fashion house Yves Saint Laurent has turned to Google Glass for use in giving customers in Australia a makeover.
For now it seems that Google Glass is anything but dead, but considering that it will no longer be made or supported (at least for this particular model), it could get outdated in the future, although its use could be valuable feedback to Google to take into consideration for future Glass iterations.