Google’s Engineer Alerts Users About Some Fatal Flaws On The Firm’s Clips And Glass Products

The world witnessed a very unique public thread by an engineer from leading tech giant Google.

The thread’s main focus was linked to the company’s Glass and Clips products which go on about some major flaws seen in both the leading products. This includes internal cultures related to them and how they’re given permission to ship such devices.

The flaws were being outlined as fatal and the analysis seen on each of the offerings was definitely an eye-opener to some as it was very detail-oriented.

The professional who goes by the name Warren Craddock didn’t shy away from what he had to say and really put the facts out there on the table. Some fatal flaws linked to Google Glass were first outlined.

This is the same engineer hired by the firm for work on its famous specialized camera design initiative. And that’s when he revealed that the biggest major flaw was how the product failed to put out any useful task despite it being programmed to search for a particular situation where it would be deemed indispensable.

Be it third-party developers or others, nothing majorly productive was found after its Explorer Edition got launched. Other bad pointers about the product were its extremely small size and very awkwardly put feature that caught your eye’s corner.

On the other hand, questions commonly spoken about related to the product were not considered to be useful at all.

The second major flaw was linked to how the user looked awfully stupid while donning it. But this was backed up by the fact that no one really wore Glass at their workplace. You would simply see the products being dumped onto the desks or plugged into a socket for an endless charging affair.

So it’s quite clear here that the company never went the extra mile and opted to address such major concerns or flaws, to begin with while pushing for the launch.

With time, we saw the project pivot to form the Enterprise Edition that’s on the second release for which many are seeking industrial use.

But one good thing to come of it was the launch of HDR technology and image fusion to produce a single Glass camera that works well and was later applied to phone devices like both Nexus and even Pixel.

Craddock outlined how working for the Google Clips team also allowed him to rapidly outline some great flaws for this product too. One of those had to do with how small the camera was and how it was tasked with the chance to record various moments that occur in an automated timeframe.

Images were clicked in a weird manner and from unique points of capture. And in case you didn’t know, the human mind is trained to get images from a particular perspective of the human eye. That’s just psychology and it makes sense.

Not many users like the concept or vibe linked to images that are clicked through backpacks or the tops of tables or even through lapel pins and collars on dogs.

Soon, Clips did learn from its mistakes and started getting aware of such issues. They were on the move to correct the fault and better accommodate users.

They had AI-based technology be used to conduct corrections that literally moved your camera by several inches to allow for mounting hardware.

So as you can see, these are just a few of the major reservations and flaws that are coming forward from the perspective of a developer that was working on the project.

Hence, we do suggest you give this thread a read as it’s quite comprehensive.

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