Google has successfully completed a 3-day satisfactory briefing through its marathon keynote that was held from Wednesday May 12, 2013 to Friday 14, 2013. Although Google has talked a lot about Google maps, new photo handling features, search and speed recognition, and updates regarding the Smartphone; their seemingly most anticipated gadget of the year— the Google Glass— barely got a mention.
It kind of surprised, and even annoyed some, that Google didn’t talk much about the glass’s specifics, given that this is the first Google I/O where this small wearable gadget can be literally worn by the developers. The glass’s appearance at the conference revealed its popularity and anticipation among people, as it gathered a very large and enthusiastic crowd with obvious yearning for more details. More and more circles are even paying attention to Google glass. Social commentators on Twitter, Facebook and Google + talked about it like crazy. Even the US Government, and the developers themselves can’t stop discussing about it.
This is why disappointment surged among these people, expectant that the most authoritative company who can have a say about the Google glass didn’t even provide a detailed overview of it. Although the second day of the conference was filled with meetings about Google glass taking Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr Apps; the team didn’t give specific details regarding what seems to be the star of the night. I think that this unexpected silence regarding the most anticipated gadget is not a good tactic for Google. Wrong and negative notions led by different disappointments are more prone to emerge, now that Google didn’t please everyone by complying with their expectations for more details on Google glass.
The phrase “Glasshole” from the disgruntled ones are spreading like wildfire on social media websites. Google shouldn’t leave it this way, but instead put an end to it by updating people more on the inside news of Google glass, convincing them of its benefits, uses and promising future.
Google is the most authoritative commentator that must be leading the conversations in the right direction. Whether the reason is of privacy or social concerns, they should have provided a thorough and clearer explanation. This is Google’s reputation though, they typically do things without informing the public about the details.
Sure, many people are being reminded of the benefits it brings, but everyone needs an update and in-depth detail regarding how Google glass should be used or what it can really do.