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Google is gently recalling the first iteration of its Glass product by offering to swap out the snooping head-mounted camera with a new version of the hardware.

The ad giant appears keen to have the original version of Glass returned to Mountain View, and - as an incentive to customers - Google is offering to swap it out for an upgrade of the gadget.

Google said in a blog post that it had, er, "learned a ton" following feedback from Glass users who have offered ideas on how to improve the device.

Monthly software updates have taken on those critiques, Google added. But the kit, which only debuted earlier this year, is also in need of an overhaul, apparently:

[W]e’ve been making the hardware better, too. We want to say 'thank you' for all the amazing feedback we’ve been getting, so later this year, all Explorers will have a one-time option to swap out their existing Glass for a new one. This hardware update will allow your Glass to work with future lines of shades and prescription frames, and we’ll also include a mono earbud.

Google is also pushing for a speedier uptake of Glass and so is asking users of the ad-powered wraparounds to spread the word by inviting three friends to sign up to the Explorers Glassholes programme. ®

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