Test versions of Google Glass have gone back on public sale

Google Glass goes back on sale in USA

Google Glass has gone back on sale in the USA after the technology giant announced its decision to move to a “more open beta”.

A blogpost late last night announced that the Internet-connected eyewear could be purchased for $1,500 as long as stocks last, though Google did not say how many glasses it would sell or whether it will make more of these glasses after they run out of stock.

Google opened sales for the gadget to the US public last month for one day to make it available to more than just the select group of users in its Explorer scheme, such as apps developers, who have been given the device to test it.

The firm said it is still working to improve hardware and software of the product and the consumer version is not expected to go on sale to the general public until towards the end of 2014.

A stamp-sized electronic screen mounted on the side of a pair of eyeglass frames, Google Glass can record video, access email, provide turn-by-turn driving directions and retrieve information from the Web by connecting wirelessly to a user's cell phone.

Google Glass has also raised privacy concerns, prompting some legislators to propose bans on the gadget.

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