Google put its retail products guy, Tony Fadell, in charge of Glass earlier this year, then went largely silent about the previously wildly over-hyped project. For the first time, Fadell talked about Glass this week at a Google Zeitgeist conference in the UK — and what he said didn’t make it sound like we’re going to see a product anytime soon.
Fadell reportedly told the conference that the company is rethinking the entire product and that it will “have no sacred cows.” At the same time, Business Insider is reporting that Google is hiring in its Glass group, and that it’s posted jobs for an audio hardware manager, a human factors designer, and people for manufacturing, among others.
So it looks like Glass is, indeed, still alive. But what it looks like when it hits the market, whether it will be aimed at enterprises or consumers, and whether it will be ahead of other products that have long since beaten it to market, are all very much open questions.