The 2nd big release for Google Glass is on its way, but not in the way the remaining “Glass for Fun” lovers may’ve really hoped. Rather it would appear that those promoting an enterprise angle for the headset have actually got their wish. This second-generation Google Glass will not be developed for the general public. It’ll be developed for companies. While the possibility remains that Glass for Fun might turn up, in the meantime it’s more of a pipeline dream for the typical resident and enthusiast of leisure.
The second model of smart glasses from Google will arrive in 2016, however regrettably it will not be for public amusement according to Slash Gear. The Google Glass Enterprise Edition will be apparently be aimed to businesses that use the Android for Work program.
There are supposedly two enhancements over the first Google Glass; a bigger battery to be kept in the users pocket and connected via a wire to the glasses and a Wi-Fi connection, which will be improved from 2.4 GHz as much as 5GHz.
You can state that Google Glass is a head-mounted Android computer. In reality, it is far more than that.
OFFICIAL MODEL ID
Openly revealed in 2012, the first generation of Google Glass reached “the explorers” in April 2013. A year later, in May 2014, it reached the general public. The internal model number is A4R-X1. Quickly after that, Google put the glass project on hold.
On hold and not closed due to the fact that in between January and May, Google posted more than 20 task listings for its new “Glass team.” And, after a couple of months of silence, last month– October 2015– Google Glass 2.0 was “spotted” once again in a new FCC filing.
Spotted once more since this is the 2nd understand filing with the US Federal Communications Commission. Google Glass 2.0 filing was noticed for the first time by Droid Life, back in July. The new Google Glass 2.0 model number is A4R-GG1.
Undoubtedly, credit reports from sources familiar with the matter verify that the new Google Glass 2 is understood internally as”Google Glass EE” or “Enterprise Edition.” Explained by many online sources as simply a spinoff of the Google Glass Explorer Edition (XE), in reality is more than that.
The old Google Glass has a screen resolution of a 640 × 360. Screen or, display if you like. From the screen, the image is sent out to a glass prism that sits in the seeing location, right in the front of the lens.
This prism has the role of projecting images on the top right corner of your eye. The “predicted” image is big and it looks like it is drifting at a few feet far from your face. Like when you see a 25″ LED screen, from 2.4 metres away.
In comparison, the prism on the new glasses is a little larger as well as extends further, enabling users to glimpse upwards and focus on the screen more conveniently than before.
The new screen will aid with another general complaint about the initial Glass: the display was too hard to “concentrate on.” The resolution of the new glasses is obviously 1280 x 720.
You can regulate you old glass through voice and tactile commands. Voice through a microphone and through taps or swipes via a Synaptics T1320A touchpad, situated on the side frame of the glass.
The touchpad lets you control the device by swiping through a timeline-like user interface displayed on the screen. Moving in reverse shows current events, such as weather condition, and moving forward shows past events, such as telephone call, images, circle updates, etc
. With the new Google Glass, things alter significantly. With the old model, you still can use voice commands and head motions but now, the new Google Glass uses the front video camera, now with “embedded vision” for gesture recognition. That suggests you will be able to control your glasses with gestures.
If you look at the leaked code, you’ll discover an intriguing instruction that confirms the “embedded vision” rumour: “BROWSER_TWO_FINGER_ZOOM”. With the new Google Glass 2.0, you’ll be able to zoom in and out with your fingers, much like you do on your smartphone.
The old Google Glass makes use of Texas Instruments OMAP 4430 SoC 1.2 GHz Dual (ARMv7). We’ve heard that the new Google Glass 2.0 will run a greatly personalized Intel Curie module, powered by an Intel Quark SX SoC derivate, something tested by Intel on its new Recon Jet smart glasses.
Having an Intel CPU inside is fantastic news. The new CPU will have better power management, therefore longer battery life.
Fresh rumours, from the 13th International SoC Conference at the University of California, firmly insist that there is a new CPU based on Intel’s 10nm node technologies.
The old Google Glass has an electronic camera of 5 megapixels that lets you take images and videos. The optimum video quality is 720p. There are rumours that the new Google Glass will port a cam made by Sony. Obviously, this cam is going to be used in Google’s next smartphone. Nexus 6P comes to mind, do not you believe so?
The first version of Google Glass has a three axis gyroscope, a 3 axis accelerometer and a 3 axis magnetometer (compass). Also, it has an ambient light picking up and a proximity sensor.
The new Google Glass 2.0 has the same sensors plus a gyrometer, GPS, UV Sensor and a capacitive sensor.
Unlike any speakers you know, with Google Glass you hear by means of bone conduction. A terrific idea as the bone conduction speaker lets only you hear the sound. The new Google Glass 2.0 maintains the same speaker system however also has a dedicated jack port for headsets.
Here it is the patent Google filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office for the double earbuds, one on each side. The patent was approved on January 21, 2014.
It makes a great deal of sense. The new Google Glass 2.0 (Enterprise Edition) is going to be used in a loud, commercial environment, the need for a universal jack connector ends up being extremely noticeable.
The existing Google Glass model has 2 GB of RAM. There are rumours that the new model has 3 GB of RAM and some rumours insist that the quantity of RAM is double now, approximately 4GB RAM.
There is a possibility that the rumours are mixing both versions, the customer version that will have 3GB of RAM and the EE model with 4GB of RAM.
On paper, the old Google Glass has a storage capability of 16 gigabytes. In reality, the user can use just 12 gigabytes of memory.
If the chatters are right, the new glass model features 2 storage choices. A 32Gb storage for the customer version and 64Gb for the EE edition (enterprise edition).
The old Google Glass has Bluetooth and WiFi 802.11 b.g. Also, it has a micro-USB port that you can use for fast charging your glasses.
The new Google Glass 2.0 has a low power Bluetooth, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/ n/ac and a new USB port, C type that lets you charge your glasses and also use the external battery pack when required.
The existing version of Google Glass has a 570 mAh, single-cell lithium-polymer battery. The new Google Glass will obviously have a Li-Polymer quickly charging battery, that will last two times longer.
Also, the device includes a new external battery that can be connected using the new type C USB port.
The new Google Glass 2.0 design is the outcome of Google’s deal with Luxottica, an Italian eyeglasses company, Luxottica. The exact same collaboration has been acknowledged by Intel in December 2014, once again verifying that Intel is the company behind the CPU inside Google Glass 2.0.
Also, the new Google Glass EE is foldable and it has a “clip-on” design. The system lets you swap lenses according to your task particular or, from sun protection lenses to prescription and back.
Little is officially found out about the next version of Google Glass. For that, we wish to advise you that the Google Glass 2.0 specs specified above are just a collection of the data we have found all over the internet or collected from sources near to the Aura project.
Nothing official, but it gives you a rough concept of what the new Google Glass 2.0 may appear like.