Along the same thread, then, it seems to me this is a blunt attempt by Google to expand that broad-range appeal for the device. After all, for every person who’s angry about Google’s decision to shun pornography on Glass, it’s a fairly safe bet there will be at least one more who will applaud the decision as a respectable implementation of Google’s “You can make money without doing evil” philosophy.
Then again, as fellow Fool Chris Hill suggested a couple weeks ago, Cook could have also been simply playing the role of a CEO who’s talking his own book, especially given widespread speculation Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) may be quietly working on a wearable device of their own. Unfortunately for Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) investors, however, their company’s notoriously secretive ways have continued to leave everybody wondering as Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) continues its attempts to positively shape public perception of its own solution.
Foolish final thoughts
Sure, smartphones already boast plenty of content, and they’ve spread like wildfire. But the fact remains, however, Glass brings mobile computing to an entirely new level of accessibility — a level which could make it so deeply incorporated into our everyday lives that many people are already uncomfortable with it, plain and simple.
In the end, then, whether the initial omission of the explicit content ban was intentional or not, I think the move will ultimately prove a good one by Google to bolster public acceptance of Google Glass.
But what do you think? Was Google right to change its developer terms, or should people be able to create any kind of app they like for Glass? Let us know in the comments section below.
The article Will Banning Explicit Apps Hurt Google Glass? originally appeared on Fool.com and is written by Steve Symington.
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