Google’s business model is mainly focused on commercial messages (Google AdWords), as proved with the Google Nexus 7 tablet, and not on the capital gain on the sale of handsets.
This also explains the launch of the free mobile operating system Android and all other free Google services such as Google Drive, Google Calendar, YouTube, Google+, Google Maps...
Google will probably generate future revenues by collecting commissions on purchases, subscriptions and reservations via Google Glass...
Look at the hotel sector with for example Booking.com. A model in which hotels themselves do not have to invest into their own online booking system.
What if Google would reward users with points? Points can be earned by doing some of the following options without exaggerating (read abuse), by
- watching the commercials preceding a YouTube video,
- clicking on Google AdWords out of real interest
- leaving comments
- participating in surveys,
- buying online with Google Wallet
- participating actively in the internet with ratings …
With enough points you will receive the latest model of Google Glass FREE of charge.
The more people who have a Google Glass, the more people can be reached with advertising and therefore generate revenue.
How much junk mail, magazines and newspapers do we receive monthly FREE of charge in our mailbox?
It is important that users stay up-to-date with the latest technology. Google Glass is indeed still in its infancy. A 'reward program' is the best practice for those who cannot afford Google Glass. Today, 33% of the world has internet access. How many will that be with Google Glass?