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This article was published on May 14, 2014


Google launches Glass open beta: Anyone in the US can now buy the Explorer Edition for $1,500

Google launches Glass open beta: Anyone in the US can now buy the Explorer Edition for $1,500 Image by: AFP
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Google today opened its Google Glass program to all in the US. Americans can now buy the Glass Explorer edition at google.com/glass for $1,500 without needing an invite.

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Less than a week ago, Google said it was accelerating “new ways to expand the program in the weeks and months ahead.” Now the open beta is here, with the wider consumer launch still slated for later this year. It appears the company’s one-day sale went well enough for Google to decide that the device is ready for a broader test.

To mark the occasion, Google has also posted a thank you video to early members of its Explorer program:

See also – Google Glass update adds photo and video backup, option to clear media from timeline, smarter phone answering and Google Glass update to add SMS for iPhone support and Calendar Glassware app later this week

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