Google has just announced that now everyone can sign up for the Glass Explorer program, thought nothing else has changed. Explorers are still required to be US residents and the price tag is the same $1,500, which means Glass is still dedicated to developers only.
According to the sign-up page, they will not be able to guarantee that everyone gets its Glass, so we suppose they have limited stocks, just like before, though we expect it to increase with time.
The new Explorers will receive Glass 2.0 of course, which comes with some improvements over the first version. Unfortunately Google didn’t release many more details about their new program, so we suppose it’s the same Explorer program as before.
Google is also planning to release Play Music for Glass, according to some rumors and an official statement made on .
In the next few weeks, we’ll roll out a new voice command (“Okay Glass, listen to”) so you can access your tracks from + Music, including the millions of songs on All Access. We’re also introducing stereo earbuds designed specifically for Glass. They’re lightweight and uniquely engineered to deliver crisp, full-range audio while still letting you hear your surroundings. You can also rock out in style by customizing your buds with five interchangeable color caps. To all our Glass Explorers, sit tight. You’ll be able to dive into music on Glass soon. Look for an email in the next few weeks with more details.
This is great news for all Explorers, as more features are coming to Glass, making it a really useful and fun product, which will soon be headed to everyone and not just developers. We’ll write in a future post about the Play Music and we expect it to reach the devices with the XE12 update next month, though it’s possible that Google releases it sooner.
Google has been full of surprises lately and we’re eager to see their new showroom, which will be located on a barge.
If you live in the US and have $1,500 to spare, then head over to the and cross your fingers, because you might be an Explorer soon.