Corynne McSherry, the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s intellectual property coordinator, said she didn't believe Google was doing anything outside the law.
"If it takes off like iPhones did, this is going to be part of people’s everyday activity, and now we are starting down this path that is going to be completely controlled. It’s not clear to me what they are doing is unlawful. It’s a contract issue."
In the case of the Explorer Edition smartglasses, these could still be considered early adopter prototypes. Likely, Google wants to keep the devices under wraps.