Google Glass Enterprise Edition 2 (Photo Credit: Google)
Google on Tuesday announced a new version of Google Glass with improved camera, USB Type-C port and safety frames called as "Google Glass Enterprise Edition 2".
Notably, Google Glass is a small, lightweight wearable computer with a transparent display that brings information into your line of sight. The new Google Glass has a thicker, bulkier design, which helps to fit a larger 820mAh battery compared to the original's 570mAh.
Glass Enterprise 2 is powered by the "Qualcomm Snapdragon XR1 platform," which contains a quad-core 1.7Ghz CPU built on a 10nm manufacturing process. Besides the new SoC, there are 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, an 8MP camera, USB-C, and Bluetooth 5.
The display is listed as a "640x360 Optical Display Module," which sounds identical to the original Google Glass display component. The OS is only Android 8.0 Oreo.
"Glass Enterprise Edition 2 helps businesses further improve the efficiency of their employees," Jay Kothari, Project Lead, Glass at Google, wrote in a blog post on Monday.
"Enterprise businesses interested in using Glass Enterprise Edition 2 can contact our sales team or our network of Glass Enterprise solution partners starting today. We're excited to see how our partners and customers will continue to use Glass to shape the future of work," Kothari added.
It is to be noted that the price of the second edition of Google Glass remain undisclosed as of now.
Interestingly, the first Google Glass was introduced in 2014. At $1,500, it promised a new, bold era for information. However, buyers realised that the the device was not yet ready to be part of their lives. There were safety and health concerns as well. The built-in camera raised privacy and piracy issues too.
The device has been known to be helping scientists study brain disease, during emergency and teach Morse code in four hours.