Google Glass creator: Glasses are just one option in wearables market
A Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) executive involved in the creation of the search giant's Glass connected eyewear conceded that the device is not the only solution to figuring out where the next wave of computing will go beyond smartphones. "Google Glass is one answer to that question," Babak Parviz, a director at Google X, said at the Wearable Technologies Conference in San Francisco, according to CNET. "It's not necessarily the definitive answer." Indeed, at Google's latest I/O developer conference the company spent a great deal of time talking about Android Wear, it software platform for wearable devices that is now mainly focused on smart watches, like the Moto360 from Motorola Mobility, LG Electronics' G Watch and Samsung Electronics' Gear Live.
As the Wall Street Journal points out, it's too early to declare Glass a failure; the device hasn't even been commercially launched yet and Google has not advertised it. Further, Glass has won fans among doctors, field-service workers and others, and versions with prescriptions and fancier designs are also in the works. Google also recently hired Ivy Ross, formerly the CMO of wall-art retailer Art.com, as the first dedicated executive heading up Glass.
Parviz said he still has faith in connected headsets. "My guess is, 15 years from now, walking down the street, there will be people walking around with something on their head." Article