Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 27th Jun 2012 20:27 UTC
Google So yeah, Google totally just won the conference showdown by easily beating both Apple and Microsoft. Not only did Google announce Android 4.1 with some really cool new features, a cheap but non-crippled tablet, and a new Android device called the Nexus Q, but they also opened up pre-orders for Google Glass. So yeah.
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RE[6]: Seriously?
by zima on Wed 4th Jul 2012 19:49 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Seriously?"
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If you really think that Glass is just a glorified webcam, that would be fine if Google was selling it now: Ah! Another half-baked Google product!

But here, we have one of Google's co-founder trying to woo as many people in the audience as possible and offering to order it on a very limited basis - US I/O attendees only, meaning motivated developers close from their lab. They are not trying to scam some uneducated, misinformed, helpless people.

Well it isn't demonstrated as anything more than a glorified webcam...

What it all looks like is, yes, trying very hard to woo devs, to make them emotionally invested in the product - and "oh please, maybe they'll figure out something remotely sensible to do with that (premature) thing"

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