RIP, Google Glass Explorer Edition
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RIP, Google Glass Explorer Edition

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Welcome to Alphabet City, I'm your guide Iyaz Akthar and you are the most amazing audience in the whole wide world. Google announced the final software update for Google Glass explorer edition. And yes, the original Google Glass was still being supported with updates. However, in the support page Google said Glass Explorer Edition is receiving a final update. The update removes Glass' ability to connect to backend Google services after February 25th 2020, which is my brother's birthday. The update is available now it can be manually installed. So there's the news. It's very sad. It's the end of one Google Glass chapter. Let's take a look at Google Glass from beginning to now. They look at its legacy. Way back in 2012, Google introduced Project Glass at Google IO in a spectacular way. Co-founder Sergey Brin held a live hang out where sky divers wore Glass. Then we got people riding bikes on the roof of the event center. Of course, they were wearing Glass. Then someone repelled down the building wearing Glass. Finally, a biker brought Glass to Brin on stage. That camera could take pictures and video controls. We're on the right side arm. It costs 1500 dollars and shipped in 2013. a consumer version was to be released later. I remember seeing glass and it was an amazingly cool idea. Let's say you were walking somewhere and you needed directions. You could have cards displayed in the cube. You just have to glance up to see the next instruction. I had some limited time testing out, and I was impressed with the product's potential. It was lightweight, the screen displayed useful information, taking photos and videos was not difficult. Then the security concerns start bubbling up. For whatever reason, Google did not put a physical camera cover on the device. The camera was always looking out. In 2014, there was an ugly incident. A tech writer said she was robbed and assaulted while wearing Google Glass. She says she was hanging out at a bar showing off a [UNKNOWN] pair of Glass. In a Facebook post, now removed, she wrote, OMG. So you'll never believe this, but I got Got verbally and physically assaulted and robbed last night in the city, had things thrown at me because of some wanker Google Glass haters. Then some bleep tore them off my face and ran out with them, and when I ran out after him His bleep friends stole my purse, cellphone, wallet and everything. Now apparently the issue stemmed from the possibility that the writer was recording people with glass without permission. Sumit dubbed glass users glass holes, very clever. Those who bought the $1500 dollar Explorer Edition will have to deal with the final update. A mainstream consumer product Never materialized. Google discontinued Google Glass in 2015. However, Google Glass is not entirely dead to the world. It's still exists as glass Enterprise Edition, which arrived in 2017. The newest version Enterprise Edition 2 came out in May of this year. How does it work in business? In a Google demo video, they show people getting live information using glass, or using the products to collaborate between teams. Hands-free photography is also useful when you're at work. Oddly enough when you take a look at the Enterprise edition, too. They look more like regular glasses than the Explorer edition. If you're looking at a Google smart display, you're getting content specifically formatted for that screen. Google News is similar with coverage groups in little boxes. Google Assistant has gotten better and better over time. The idea of talking with assistance on a wearable could be much better now than back in 2013. You don't necessarily even need to see an update if a verbal response would work just as well It's been six years since the glass explorer edition was introduced. Look at the iPhone in 2013. The two the five or the [UNKNOWN] look at the iPhone now. Look at the Samsung Galaxy S4 from 2013. Look at the Galaxy S now, technology has changed a lot from 2013. There's a small possibility. People who are using glass at work might want that kind of experience at home to that could build demand over time. Google has mentioned ambient computing fairly recently, a pair of glasses that have Google may come true. Maybe it'll just be stripped down to a voice assistant in your ear or in your glasses. If Amazon can put Alexa and frames Why not Google? Also, augmented reality on phones is becoming more mainstream. getting information to your eyes overlaid on the real world is not as crazy. It would definitely require some slick hardware though. Onto comet Cove. Last time we talked about the Galaxy S 11. In the wild Mohamed said it is called galaxy A not S 11 several of you had the same sentiment. I agree that it definitely looks like the new Galaxy A 71. I believe the pictures show the S11 in the case because ice universe has a really good track record when it comes to Samsung information, so that's why I think the images were of the 11 and not the a series. Take a look at the A9. It was Samsung. Samsung's first phone with four cameras. Take a look at the Note 10. It featured a similar layout to the ANI. I also asked why do cameras have to be offset on the back of the device? Brayden says the camera is on the side so they can fit a taller instead of wider battery therefore it dicepates heat better and they can have a higher batter capacity. Thanks for the information, Brayden. **** adds it can't be centered wide angle would be disrupted. Creative Dragon says, cameras in the center of the phone attract far more fingerprints having Samsung's with both design layouts, I can say having it off centered makes less fingerprints. Thanks to everyone for writing in. If you've enjoyed your stay in Alphabet City, please like and subscribe. I'm Iyaz Akhtar and I'll see you online. [MUSIC]

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