While the Google Glass store is indeed open and seems to be taking orders (Update: all the models are sold out now), Google tells us that this isn’t the public launch of Glass to anybody who wants to plunk down $1,500 (plus tax).
According to a Google spokesperson, the store is only functional to allow those who participated in its April 15 sale to finish their purchases.
Here is the full statement:
This link was created to accommodate potential Explorers who were still in the pipeline from last week’s sale. We’re shutting it down shortly. As always, we will continue to experiment with ways to expand the Explorer program in the weeks and months ahead.
When Google put Glass on sale for everybody on the 15, it sold out of its allotment by the end of the day. It remains unclear when Google will start selling Glass again.
We asked Google about what will happen to those orders that people may have been able to place while the store seemed open today and will update this post once we hear more.