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Google to stop making Google Glass for now

Google is to stop producing its Google Glass product and is moving the Google Glass team out of its Google X incubator labs to become a separate division. 

Google said that its Explorer programme – the current iteration of making Google Glass available to the public – would come to an end on January 19. Describing the Glass Explorer programme as a “kind of ‘open beta’ to hear what people had to say”, the company said it would continue to develop the concept.

“Glass was in its infancy, and you took those very first steps and taught us how to walk. Well, we still have some work to do, but now we’re ready to put on our big kid shoes and learn how to run,” said the company in a blog posting.

“As part of this transition, we’re closing the Explorer Programme so we can focus on what’s coming next. January 19 will be the last day to get the Glass Explorer Edition. In the meantime, we’re continuing to build for the future, and you’ll start to see future versions of Glass when they’re ready.”