Google Glass is not just an item that still exists inside Google, however today, Google is revealing a brand-new variation of Google Glass, called “Google Glass Business Edition 2.” It has a brand-new style, brand-new specifications, and a $999 price. We can’t think it either.

Google has a post detailing the brand-new item, and Google.com/ glass has actually been reanimated with all sorts of information on the brand-new face computer system. The brand-new Google Glass has a thicker, bulkier style, which most likely assists to fit a bigger 820 mAh battery compared to the original’s 570 mAh. Considered that Glass is now an enterprise-focused item, it makes good sense that Google is promoting a style with integrated shatterproof glass, although a more conventional frameless design is still readily available.

Google was even great sufficient to supply a mainly complete spec sheet Glass Business 2 is powered by the “Qualcomm Snapdragon XR1 platform,” which includes a quad-core 1.7 Ghz CPU constructed on a 10 nm production procedure. Google calls this a “substantially more effective multicore CPU (main processing system)” than the old Intel Atom SoC in the very first Business Edition of Google Glass. The business states, “This makes it possible for substantial power cost savings, improved efficiency, and assistance for computer system vision and advanced machine-learning abilities.”

Besides the brand-new SoC, there are 3GB of RAM, 32 GB of storage, an 8MP video camera, USB-C, and Bluetooth 5. The display screen is noted as a “640 x360 Optical Show Module,” which sounds similar to the initial Google Glass show part. The OS is just Android 8.0 Oreo, not the current Android 9 Pie release.

This is the 3rd significant variation of Google Glass. The very first customer variation was powered by an IT OMAP SoC and didn’t fold. Google never ever made a huge offer about the very first “ Business Edition” of Google Glass, which changed to an Intel Atom SoC and consisted of the capability to fold, much like a genuine set of glasses.

The Glass group has actually ping-ponged around Google for several years, beginning at Google X, finishing to a standalone department inside Google in 2015, and resetting its vision a month later on under Nest CEO Tony Fadell. Today, a Google post states “the Glass group has actually moved from X to Google.” So obviously Glass returned to Google X, perhaps after Tony Fadell left the business?

Google VR/AR lead Clay Bavor has actually declared ownership of Google Glass on Twitter, so now it appears the exact same group that brings you ARCore and Google Musing VR safety glasses will supervise of Google Glass.

As a business item, Glass is not readily available to customers and, last we examined, didn’t featured general-purpose software application. You ‘d require to have a business purchase a big amount of Glass gadgets and establish custom-made software application that would deal with them.

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