Updated 07:20 PM EDT, Fri, Sep 18, 2020

Google Deletes Social Media Accounts for Glass Gadget, What this Means?

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Google has bid goodbye to the social media accounts of its wearable device launched four years ago.

Reuters reported that Google Glass's official pages on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram have been deactivated, prompting the public to question why.

In a statement, Google informed users of the great time Glass had on its Google Plus account, but noted that information and questions on the device can only be sent through this link: https://support.google.com/glass/answer/3079854

"Hi Explorers, we've had a blast hanging out with you on G+ throughout the Explorer Program," the post read.

The company has yet to release an official explanation on the decision, which has got many speculating on the meaning of the move.

It was noted in the Reuters report that a lot of netizens interpreted the shutting down of the social media accounts as "a final end to efforts to market the product to consumers."

On his Twitter page, Jonas Haberkorn said that Google Glass is already dead for consumers.

Another Twitter user, Mark Tompkins, expressed his disappointment on the company's decision.

"Disappointed in @google's decision 2 remove #GoogleGlass history from FB & @twitter. We learn best from actual recorded history. #coverup," his post read.

9to5google highlighted that this recent incident does not mark the death of Google Glass.

It claimed that the technology continues under the company's Project Aura. The same report said that the Aura development team is believed to be working on a device called "EE" or the Enterprise Edition, which will continue what Glass has started.

Leaked photos of the Enterprise Edition last month revealed that the upcoming device is similar to its predecessor, but could come with a bigger prism display.

A Federal Communications Commission document gave the public a taste of what they can expect with the successor of the Google Glass, noting that it has a great resemblance to the previously released wearable device.

The new wearable device, which looks like eyeglass frames with a screen in front of your eyes, is expected to have a larger prism for a better view and a stronger design. It will be powered by an Intel Atom processor, the Wall Street Journal reported.

According to Reuters, Google stopped rolling out the Glass to customers last year, with the aim of rethinking its strategy for the device.

It was also underscored that Google Glass was greatly received during its launch a few years back by a lot of people interested in the new technology.

However, it was later on criticized for its build. Concern was also raised over the fact that the device could capture videos without people noticing. 

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