The story is not over for Google Glass, the corporate’s linked AR headset. Although the unique product did not make a lot of a splash, operating right into a little bit of controversy with it is awkward seems to be, Google did not surrender on it. The corporate as a substitute transitioned it away from the patron market with Glass Enterprise Edition. And, now Glass is getting one other improve within the Glass Enterprise Edition 2 announced today by Google.
The brand new AR glasses have several critical enhancements, with USB-C for quicker charging, Bluetooth 5.0, Android Oreo (utilizing the AOSP), and a brand new Qualcomm Snapdragon XR1 chip for improved laptop imaginative and prescient and machine studying. The brand new chip ought to assist save energy, whereas concurrently boosting efficiency.
The Glass staff has additionally worked with Smith Optics on particular security frames, opening the product up for other work environments.
Whereas it sounds just like the Glass is coming alongside, even changing into mainstream sufficient for the staff behind it to shift again to Google from parent company Alphabet’s Google X program, it is nonetheless not a client gadget.
The expertise is progressing, and extra highly effective pc imaginative and prescient is exhibiting up in all places, from self-driving vehicles to smartphone cameras. However, between the Glass Enterprise Edition 2 and Microsoft’s HoloLens 2, the most secure guess for viability continues to be enterprise – no less than for now.
Most common customers who want AR instruments will not want them always on-hand, and as rudimentary AR instruments begin showing on smartphones, they’ve little purpose of purchasing a $1,000-plus system. Even for those few customers who might justify shopping for a pair of glasses with a constructed-in camera to share the footage with buddies, there’s the slightly more reasonably priced Snapchat Spectacles to fulfill their wants.
So, while Google Glass will get an enormous improve and strikes from X again to Google, the awaited future the place we use augmented actuality glasses in our day-to-day lives is not right here but – however, we’d begin searching for it within the office.