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Well there it is folks, +Google Glass is not available to the public the link before was put up to accommodate explorers from last week.

Huge thanks to +Brandon King for giving me the proof I needed and to Jake ( no tag) for getting the response we needed.

Links:
https://google.sdx.socialdynamx.com/portal/conversation/5732139

https://plus.google.com/102361346172984781092/posts/AkcTeXmXrhh

+AndroidSPIN +Derek Ross+Android Police +Android and Me +Android Headlines +Android Central +Android Authority
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And Then

Last month, my wife's uncle died in a tragic accident in LA when the bicycle he was using to get lunch was hit by a truck. At the memorial service his daughter relayed a very touching story. 

She said her dad (who was her best friend) called every day to talk. But instead of opening the call with the customary "How are you" or "What's going on", her dad always opened the conversation with "And then?" Her father viewed each conversation as a continuation of the last, and what pained her the most was that there were to be no more "and thens". I cried. 

Since then I've thought a lot about how similar this is to our life's endeavors. We pour our heart and soul into our work and it becomes something we love and cherish. But even the challenges we work on today will one day become "and thens" as we move on to the next. 

Today I'm announcing my departure from Google after almost 8 years.

I have been incredibly fortunate to work with the amazing people of Google. I don't believe there is a more talented and passionate collection of people anywhere else. And I'm overwhelmed when I think about the leadership of +Larry Page and what he empowered me to do while at Google. From starting Google I/O, to being responsible for all mobile applications, to creating Google+, none of this would have happened without Larry's encouragement and support.

I'm also forever in debt to the Google+ team. This is a group of people who built social at Google against the skepticism of so many. The growth of active users is staggering, and speaks to the work of this team. But it doesn't tell you what kind of people they are. They are invincible dreamers. I love them. And I will miss them dearly.

Finally, thank you to all those who I've met on Google+. The community here has been so supportive that I don't even know how to say thank you. You all make Google+. Without you, this social network wouldn't exist. Your support for Google+, and for me personally is something I will never forget. 

But, now is the time for a new journey. A continuation. An "and then". I am excited about what's next. But this isn't the day to talk about that. This is a day to celebrate the past 8 years. To cry. And smile. And to look forward to the journey yet to come.

And then....
+Vic Gundotra 



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Why? I suspect the same reason most successful leader-type people move on.  Once a project is up and running, and successful (which G+ is, given Google's previous aborted attempts at social networking), if it is sustainable, get out of the way, move on to something new.  Let followers do the job of incremental improvements and keeping the lights on.

It'll be interesting to see what he moves on to next.
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+Toast is bringing a real wood skin to the Acer Chromebook C720. This is the walnut version. I love it. Gives the Chromebook a much better feel.
It's releasing in the next few weeks!
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The Nopefish everyone...


h/t: +Chris Wood

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Holy crap! Love those prices...
 
OnePlus One is unveiled with 5.5-inch 1080p display, 2.5GHz quad-core processor, 3GB RAM and 13 megapixel camera. What's nice is the pricing - 299 USD for 16GB and $349 USD for 64GB. It will be available by end of next month.

Check out the list of available countries

http://androidcommunity.com/oneplus-one-arrives-promising-to-never-settle-for-second-best-20140423/
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I am thinking about this...   I would break a few of my devices, but what are the chances of you winning? 100 people can win.  I am probably going to just buy it outright, but I dislike the fact it's invite only at this time.
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Several people have been asking me, and I can confirm that +Dave Besbris  is indeed going to be taking over as head of Google+. Bez has been with the project since its very beginning, and he and +Bradley Horowitz  have both been Vic's top lieutenants: if Google+ were its own company, Bez would have been its COO. He's also an amazing leader: someone who profoundly understands the subtleties of social, of apps, of engineering, of product, and of how to run an organization. Even though you haven't seen him talking in public as much as you've seen Vic, I expect that you'll be very pleasantly surprised when you see what happens with him at the helm. +Bradley Horowitz, in the meantime, will continue his role as the head of product -- where he will presumably continue to be one of the most thoughtful and intelligent men I've worked with.

A big leadership change like this is always a shock, but I'm very glad to see that we're maintaining core continuity, and that our new leader is someone I trust so deeply. Every hail and farewell is bittersweet, but I couldn't have hoped for better people.

You can also learn more at the Re/Code article (http://recode.net/2014/04/24/exclusive-google-head-vic-gundotra-leaving-company/) which I think does a great job. (Although they slightly got wrong that Bez was somehow a surprise choice; I would have described him as the obvious successor)
The head of Google+ and Google’s social efforts, Vic Gundotra, announced that he’s stepping down today. Google has confirmed that his replacement will be, as Re/code sources speculated, the current vice president of engineering for Google+, David Besbris. Re/code broke the news of Besbris taking over according to its sources, but Google itself didn’t confirm […]
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Dafuq did I just watch?

It was an Apple product announcement gone totally wrong...

Thanks +Jonathan Franklin
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Your balls may be more beautiful than you know. 
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Anyone been to India? Whats good to do there? 
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