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New Google sent me an invite to "Get Glass"
Woot!

But at $1500.00, I think I'll pass...

Cheers,
Scott.
New 3 more years
It will have the phone included and be part of a carrier subsidized offer. Then everyone will have them.
New Dunno. Carrier subsidies seem to be dying.
No doubt it'll be cheaper in the not too distant future (I expect it to be < $300 when production ramps up). But the carriers seem to be dropping overt subsidies.

Or maybe they'll be sponsored ala AT&T's sponsored data stuff - http://www.reuters.c...BREA050PT20140106 - (but you won't be able to opt out without paying a small fortune), or something...

Since I already have spectacles, I'm waiting to see how the prescription version work out, and for the cost to fall substantially, before seriously considering such things. But even then, it may be after retirement before I purchase one (I imagine lots of workplaces won't permit them for years). 3? Maybe, but I'd be surprised.

Cheers,
Scott.
New Glad I passed...
Matt Uebel:

But the other side of the coin is - after struggling (and failing) to stablize KitKat for 3 months (If anything, they've gone downwards - While some users started having problems immediately after XE16 went live, I didn't start having issues until XE18.x - the XE18 series has rendered my Glass unit nearly unusable.), Google has suddenly thrown extra RAM at the problem without fixing the issues on 1GB devices.

I'm not sure if 2GB RAM is going to solve the rampant issues KitKat has had on Glass, after all, there are many OTHER reasons for KitKat to fail on OMAP4 hardware (although, again, Glass' simplified UI and reduced-res screen SHOULD make it easier here...), but I have seen some claims that people who had massive issues with 1GB units have been having no issues with 2GB units...

Which puts more evidence indicating that 2GB RAM for Glass is not a "nice to have" upgrade that enables future growth - it's a critical fix required for Glass Explorers merely to return to pre-KitKat levels of functionality. Even though it would suck to pay MORE for Glass, I'd be willing to pay a nominal upgrade fee, but right now, the choices are shelling out another $1500 or having your existing $1500 device be a paperweight.

[...]


I'm sure people who bought a dual flopppy 8088 IBM PC felt the same way. Still...

Cheers,
Scott.
New That's really lazy of them.
New Gee, seems like something Apple might get accused of doing on purpose
Regards,
-scott
Welcome to Rivendell, Mr. Anderson.
New Or Microsoft.
--
greg@gregfolkert.net
"No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible." --Stanislaw Jerzy Lec
New Interesting.
We're ready to accuse Apple or MS of deliberately ignoring older hardware to "encourage" users to upgrade but less willing to believe Google would.

Wade.
New My point exactly.
Regards,
-scott
Welcome to Rivendell, Mr. Anderson.
New As they say, the pioneers get the arrows.
Alex

"There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that "my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge."”

-- Isaac Asimov
     Google sent me an invite to "Get Glass" - (Another Scott) - (9)
         3 more years - (crazy) - (1)
             Dunno. Carrier subsidies seem to be dying. - (Another Scott)
         Glad I passed... - (Another Scott) - (6)
             That's really lazy of them. -NT - (static) - (4)
                 Gee, seems like something Apple might get accused of doing on purpose -NT - (malraux) - (3)
                     Or Microsoft. -NT - (folkert) - (2)
                         Interesting. - (static) - (1)
                             My point exactly. -NT - (malraux)
             As they say, the pioneers get the arrows. -NT - (a6l6e6x)

Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!
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