Google got everyone excited about the smart wearable glasses concept with the Google Glass. It sold the device for $1,500 but it was clear that the first-generation product wasn’t meant for the average consumers. Google hasn’t really talked about releasing such a product for the average consumer since then but it’s still supporting the units it sold. The first Google Glass firmware update has arrive after nearly three years.
This is the first Google Glass update since September 2017. The MyGlass companion app for Google Glass has received an update which brings support for Bluetooth aside from bug fixes.
The update will enable the XE23 version of Google Glass to work with Bluetooth keyboards, mice, and other devices. The app update was released yesterday while Google released the firmware update for the Glass wearable itself today.
Google seems to be willing to support Google Glass even though it’s no longer selling the device and even shut down the Glass website back in 2015. It was actually a Google X project and once it graduated from the company’s experimental labs, it was repositioned as more of an enterprise product. This is why there hasn’t been much talk about a consumer version of Glass so far.
Whether or not the company decides to make one in the future is another matter entirely, but it hasn’t hinted anything about that as yet.