Alphabet Inc’s Google Glass gets a second life

By : |July 19, 2017 0

Alphabet Inc, the parent company of Google and several of former Google subsidiaries, has resurrected Google Glass. It has brought Google Glass back from the dead. The second iteration of Google Glass has been tested and deployed across many factories in the US by companies such as Boeing, GE and DHL which was first reported by NPR. The new iteration has been dubbed as Google Glass Enterprise Edition (GGEE).

The major changes between Google Glass and the Enterprise Edition are a better camera(resolution upgraded from 5mp to 8mp), extended battery life, faster wifi and processor, and a new red light that turns on when recording video. The electronics of the Glass have been made modular in shape like a Glass Pod, which can be detached and re-attached to the Glass-compatible frames.

Project lead Jay Kothari was quoted as saying,”This isn’t an experiment. It was an experiment three years ago. Now we are in full-on production with our customers and our partners.” Alphabet’s product managers sounded quite positive about the prospects of the new Google Glass.

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Google Glass which was first released in 2013, received limited success and lot of criticism from the consumers. Google even had to release a list of do’s and don’ts to its consumers when wearing Google Glass, including how not to be a ‘Glasshole’.

The Google Glass Enterprise Edition costs between $1300 and $1500 and has better networking and security support and more flexible options for frames.

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