Google Glass is resurgent once again in a new Enterprise Edition that will be used across in the US in factories and industry.
The 21st century has been full of broken promises, but perhaps nothing hurts as much as the fate that befell Google Glass – the wearable that was set to bring augmented reality to the masses.
In good news, however, it seems that Google’s Glass initiative lives again – though not in the consumer-friendly guise many of us hoped for.
The Verge reports that Google Glass lives again in a new Enterprise Edition, which will be used in factories and industry across the United States – finding a home in companies such as Boeing, GE, and DHL. Read: The midas touch: Google’s Chrome OS gets a new, Android-style makeover
Glass has been upgraded to be more aligned with standards in 2017; the wearable now features an 8-megapixel camera, lengthier battery life, faster Wi-Fi and processing speeds, and a red light that triggers when video is being recorded.
Glass itself has become modular since its last outing, giving companies the option to equip the unit to Glass-compatible frames such as safety goggles or even prescription glasses.
The Google-made wearable failed to reach general consumers, though Alphabet’s Jay Kothari remains confident that the Enterprise Edition of the product can succeed – offering that “This isn’t an experiment. It was an experiment three years ago. Now we are in full-on production with our customers and with our partners.”
The move ironically comes amidst larger plays in the augmented reality space, as Apple is heavily rumoured to be mired in the production of its own such headset. Read: Google gets slapped with a €2.4 billion EUR fine for manipulating search results
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