Google has announced that it will open its Glass Explorer program to the public. Those with $1500 USD will be able to equip themselves with the controversial wearable. While this new strategy marks a shift in Google's deployment method, it appears that rumors have surfaced of a second-generation Google Glass currently in development.
According to TechRadar, Google has already developed a successor to the wearable and Google’s research and development team are currently testing it. There are no details in regards to the specifications, price, or description of the impending device.
As reported on Laoyaoba, Kong Wenjun of Crystal Optech has confirmed that his firm is supplying new optical coatings towards a second-generation Google Glass project that is being used by the R&D team at Google.
Although details are scarce, hopefully we will see this new upcoming Google Glass at next months Google I/O developers conference. While the jury is still out on the Google’s controversial and expensive wearable, it does appear that other companies are trying to create similar devices with less functionality at a fraction of the cost.
Google I/O 2014 will be held from on June 25th and 26th in San Francisco.