The Project Aura, Glass and Beyond, however will not attain Alphabet subsidiary status, but will remain within Google headed in the interim by Google Glass head Ivy Ross. Other former Google Glass team members have also been transferred over to Project Aura, Glass and Beyond. The new subsidiary also has its sights on many more engineers from outside Google, including the three from Amazon's Lab 126, as 30 more jobs are listed for the new subsidiary on Google's jobs available at Project Aura, Glass and Beyond listings on its web site.
Project Aura, Glass and Beyond will reportedly will work alongside other wearable and Internet of Things projects, such as Google Cardboard.
After the chilly reception to its initial consumer version, run as a beta with its Explorer program, the company 'graduated' the original Glass project from its Google X research lab, handing it to Nest chief Tony Fadell. Meanwhile, the team updated its enterprise 'Glass for Work' product, which is separate from the next consumer version that Fadell and crew are putting out soon.