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Google announces hardware revision of Glass, available later this year to all Explorers


In a post on Google+,  Google has just announced a new revision of Glass that will be available to all current Explorers later this year. The company says that the hardware update will be designed to work with future lines of shades and prescription frames. The new version of Glass will also include a mono earbud.

Anyone who purchased Glass before October 28th will have the opportunity to exchange their original unit for a new, revised model. You will be able to switch colors at this time, as well. Google says it plans to notify Glass Explorers with the next steps to upgrade sometime in November. Once the program opens, users will have 60 days to register for an exchange. It’s unclear if the trade-in will be entirely free, or if a fee will apply.

In addition to the new revision of Glass, Google reiterated the fact that it is further expanding the Explorer program. As we noted earlier this month, current Explorers now have the ability to invite up to three friends to the program, who can then purchase Glass and have it shipped to their home.

Glass is expected to be available to the public sometime in 2014. 

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