Tony Fadell, the leader of Nest, which was acquired by Google for $3.2 billion in 2014, will now have control over the Google Glass program. Within recent months, the hype surrounding Google Glass has dropped significantly, and Google hasn’t done much about it, in public at least. Turns out, the two-year-old Explorer program is closing, allowing Glass to “graduate” and become its own, independent division that will still be directed by fashion expert Ivy Ross; she will still report to Fadell.
Meanwhile, those who still wish to buy class in its current, $1,500 form can still do so until January 19th. However, moving forward Google Glass is going to be significantly tweaked.
After all, Tony Fadell was leader of the iPod and iPhone projects at Apple — whatever happens to Glass next, will be interesting.