​Tony Fadell is going start Google Glass 2.0 from scratch

Fadell takes Glass back to the drawing board
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While the original Google Glass was put out to pasture last month, it seems like the job of turning the failure of the first version into a long term success is already underway.

In-depth: What we want to see in Glass 2.0

As we reported, the Google Glass division has been shipped out of the secretive Google X labs and is now under the stewardship of Tony Fadell, the founder of Nest, which was bought by the Big G last year.

Well, it seems that Fadell has big plans for Google, and the New York Times has reported that advisors to Glass’ new chief have said that the new product will be designed “from scratch” and that there will be “no public experimentation”.

“The team within Google X knew the product wasn’t even close to ready for prime time,” the Times reported, and it seems that Google won’t make the same mistake twice.

Before Nest, Fadell was in charge of a small, little known product at Apple called the iPod. The lessens of design and launch strategy there could be just the medicine Glass 2.0 needs to come back bigger and stronger.


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James is the co-founder of Wareable, and he has been a technology journalist for 15 years.

He started his career at Future Publishing, James became the features editor of T3 Magazine and T3.com and was a regular contributor to TechRadar – before leaving Future Publishing to found Wareable in 2014.

James has been at the helm of Wareable since 2014 and has become one of the leading experts in wearable technologies globally. He has reviewed, tested, and covered pretty much every wearable on the market, and is passionate about the evolving industry, and wearables helping people achieve healthier and happier lives.

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