Can anything save Google Glass?Google's first wearable platform has lost its edge with users and developers. You won't have a Cartier Android watch anytime soon, and Lollipop keeps rolling out.
[MUSIC] What's up? Brian Tong here and welcome to Googlicous for everything Google that we can pack inside of a show. Now not too much big news this week, but let's get to it. And if there's one product that I've been wondering. What happened to that? It's Google Glass. Now we were expecting some news that a full rollout would be available by the end of this year, but consumer launch has been pushed out to 2015 and recent reports that Google Glass Basecamps are closing down have been confirmed by the Glass support team. Now the Basecamps located in Los Angeles. San Francisco, New York and London were hosts for people to get support or where you can try out the device and buy one. Now, I don't know about you, but I've noticed a significant decline in people actually wearing glasses, at least around San Francisco. I've maybe seen only one person in the last six months actually wearing it. Now, I just don't think people are using them as much, and it's also a combination of developers. Not coming up with any killer app for it, even Twitter stopped developing for Glass, and why would other devs pump resources for a userbase that is extremely small with the entry point to purchase being $1,500? It just doesn't make sense. Now it's a great piece of tech that just hasn't found a practical use and right now its future looks more bleak than ever. Now guys, and gals, I could be completely wrong so, if you're a glass explorer or developer I'd love to hear your thoughts on this so, send me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet me @briantong and we'll post some of your insights next week. All right, another platform that still has to give us more compelling reason to use it, are smart watches. But don't expect to get a virtual Omega or Cartier watch face any time soon. TorrentFreak reports that companies like Omega, Armani and Certina are sending cease and desist notices to individuals and sites that are offering digital clones of their watch. Watch faces without permission. Now Swatch is also part of the group. And I'm sorry, no disrespect, but Swatch you probably need all the help you can get for people to start caring about your brand again. All right. A completely legal modification for you Moto 360, Motorola is now selling versions of its. Android based watch with a slim 18 millimeter band in silver or gold. The silver band Moto 360 will cost 299 with the band and the champagne gold version will cost 329, both looking very classy. More Lollipop news. Verizon Moto X users are the latest to get the. Sweetest flavor of Android to date and really it is great. But owners of the Google play editions or the HTC 1 M8 and M7 will be delayed until further notice, confirmed by tweets from HTC's VP of Product Marketing. And an update that everyone will love. SwiftKey for Android has been updated with performance improvements and support for 12 new languages, available as a free update through the Play store. It now supports 81 languages total including Bengali, Punjabi, and Nepali. And I'm pretty excited about that. All right that's gonna do it for this week's show, short and sweet. Thanks so much for watching. I'm Brian Tong and we'll see you all next time for some more of that Googlicious. [MUSIC] Googlicious.