After some rumours about Google giving up of their Google Glass project, this american giant should be releasing soon a new version of this wearable. According to new informations, the company will keep the hype down on this release, as it plans to offer it to businesses working in healthcare, manufacturing, and energy.
Some sources of the The Wall Street Journal say that the plan is to give versions of the new Google Glass model to software developers who can create programs that would be used in business settings first, before those companies start using the device this fall. They also say:
The new Glass is a curved rectangle, similar to the first Explorer version, but does not include a wire-like frame. Instead, it has a button-and-hinge system to attach the mini-computer to different glasses, the people said.
The new model has a faster Intel processor, improved battery life of as long as two hours and improved wireless connectivity, the people said. The cube-like glass prism used to project the display into users’ field of vision is longer and thinner in the new version. This can be moved vertically as well as horizontally, while the first version offered only horizontal adjustment, one of those people said. Version two also comes with a battery pack that Google developed specifically to connect magnetically to the gadget, the people added.
According to this report, it seems that Google remains committed to launching a consumer version of Google Glass, but that product is at least a year away from being released. There aren’t any official comments from Google about this subject.