Remember the Enterprise Edition Google Glass that the company has been working on since the starting of the year? Well the device has passed through the FCC, which has posted a bunch of its pictures on its website.
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The original Google Glass was a bit of a passion project for Google, but despite having plenty of media coverage it never really took off.
Tony Fadell, the man credited with helping Apple create the iPod and founder of Nest Labs, has revealed that he volunteered to rescue Google Glass. The device was pulled by Google back in January, and Fadell has been leading development of a second model ever since.
The first generation Google Glass Explorer Edition might not have met with success, but Google is working hard on its successor that is being internally called the “Enterprise Edition.”
The Google Glass project may not be in the lime light as much anymore, but it is certainly not dead. Now, those fans of the wearable unit could have something to look forward to.
Google may have ditched its plans to release a consumer version of Google Glass for now, but the company is still sticking with the technology, according to the company’s Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt.
In mid-January 2015, Google Glass got promoted from an experiment and found its way into official developer labs within Google proper. At the same time, legendary Tony Fadell picked up the leadership role for Glass, and work on the next version of the wearable began.
When Google announced that it was killing Google Glass as we know it last month, it was a big surprise to all of us; we weren’t expecting the company to abruptly pull a device it had spent so much time and money promoting. So how exactly did Glass fall from the hottest gadget in tech?
The climb in terms of size and specification was bound to plateau, of course. Long time Android watchers will remember giddy excitement this time four years ago, in 2011, over the appearance of the Samsung Galaxy S II, with enormous 4.3” WVGA screen, an astonishing 8MP camera and a dual core processor. At the time (I was there) it was almost the Second Coming. Yet in 2015, this same set of specs would be derided on all but the most budget of budget handsets. Huge progress was made in the next two years, but I contend that these were followed by two years of commoditisation.
The wearable known as Google Glass has just been given a big shakeup within Google, including a new department, a new leader, and some changes to the hardware availability.