A Sale and An Update: Google Glass Has a Big Week

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Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) Glass is usually only available to certain people who have applied and have been approved to buy the device through the Google Explorer Program.

But Tuesday, for one day only, Google opened up the sale of Glass to anyone in the United States who was at least 18 years of age with $1,500 to spare. The sale started at 9 a.m. Eastern Time and lasted until midnight. The event seems to have been a success, as the “Cotton” white color of Glass sold out in a matter of hours, and, according to a post on the Glass’s Google+ page, things were “moving really fast.”

Shortly after midnight, Google posted this update: “Welcome to our new Explorers! All spots in the Explorer Program have been claimed for now, but if you missed it this time, don’t worry. We’ll be trying new ways to expand the Explorer program in the future. You can sign up below to stay updated. That’s all for now, folks.”

If you indeed missed the opportunity and still want to get your hands (and eyes) on Glass, you can try to buy it at the Glass Store or fill out a form here to be alerted when more devices become available for sale. Even if you didn’t buy Glass on Tuesday, the fact that Google expanded the sale of the device to the general public hints at a wider release in the future. Whether that will happen sooner or later remains to be seen.

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