mallac721 asked: Do you think the novelty of glass will wear off like smartphones when mechanical limitations become more apparent? Also how hard do you think it would be to brick the glass through software?
The novelty of wearing Glass I find is wearing off as I’m becoming more and more used to what it’s capable of and what it’s not capable of. The novelty to other people though is something that’ll be around for a while I think, just because the form-factor is so radically different. There’s no real precedent to it. Sure, it runs Android, but there has never been a device that’s operated like this: pure voice control, the touchpad on the side, the screen in front of your eye.
As a regular glasses wearer though, people don’t really seem to notice it on me, but when my friends wear them it catches people’s attention. But even then it’s a very small proportion of people who really react to it; it’s a device that most people don’t even know exist. At least in the part of the country where I live, which is much more rural. Granted there are probably only 25 of them in the Netherlands :V
It’s a device known by people who are at least familiar with devices, phones, hardware manufacturers et cetera: the kind of people who know the difference between Android and iOS so to speak.
As for how hard it is to brick the device. Well, we’re thoroughly bricking it by doing whatever with it :V It overheats really quickly, and it crashes randomly without really giving any reason why. It’s also easily hackable, easy to sideload apps onto it, et cetera, et cetera. Security on the thing is… well, Glass is basically a shell around Android.
I have to hand it over today to one of my friends, and I’m kinda sad :(