Google Glass is finally on it's trial run, but if you thought being an early adopter was a way to get rich quick, think again. Google is prohibiting you lending or selling the device without their permission.
Google has placed rules in its Terms of Service agreement prohibiting you from selling Google Glass, or even lending it out to a friend, without Google’s express permission. Google began shipping its new wearable gadget to early adopters this week, along with a slew of developer documentation, specs and rules for what developers can and cannot do with the expensive new device, one such rule being the previously stated ban from resale or lending. Developers who break these rules face having their $1500 glasses disabled:
Here's one of the first videos filmed with Google Glass
“You may not resell, loan, transfer, or give your device to any other person. If you resell, loan, transfer, or give your device to any other person without Google's authorization, Google reserves the right to deactivate the device, and neither you nor the unauthorized person using the device will be entitled to any refund, product support, or product warranty.”
Google Glass is shipping with a 5 megapixel camera, a bone transducer for audio, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and 12 GB of usable memory for all manner of various apps. On the topic of apps, Google has made rules prohibiting the device from being used for advertising, or to include any advertising in apps they develop for it. In addition, developers will not be allowed to charge money for the downloading of any apps they develop.