Sat. Aug 15th, 2020

Google Glass Explorer Edition receives final firmware update and will end routine support on February 25 next year

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The Google Glass Explorer (first generation) released in 2013 is mainly for developers and testers. According to official Google news, this device receives final firmware update and will end routine support on February 25 next year However, as you know, the Google Glass project has been abandoned by Google. As for whether Google will restart augmented reality products such as glasses in the future, it is unknown.

Google recently announced that it will provide a final update to the original Explorer version of Google Glass. The update must be downloaded manually by the user and installed via the command line. At the same time, according to plan, Google will end its regular support for the original Explorer version of Google Glass on February 25, 2020, so this update is also the last update. Of course, Google has nothing to hide in the changelog: this update is not to add features or improvements but to delete Google-related supporting services.

“Breaking the Glass Ceiling” by James Bareham is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 

After the regular support ends next year, most features of the original version of Google Glass Explorer are not available, but related supporting software can still be paired with the phone to take photos. According to Google ’s plan two years later, that is, February 25, 2022, the initial version of the Explorer has completely ended its support, and related supporting software will also stop connecting at that time. Without the support of this supporting software, most of the functions of Google Glass, including basic functions, will not be available. At that time, this device can only be stored as a souvenir.