Google launches new $ 999 glass for companies that are faster, last longer and & # 39; more useful & # 39; than before
- Google has launched the Google Glass for Enterprise of the second generation, $ 999
- The glasses have a faster processor, better camera and a longer battery life
- According to Firm, Google Glass is now part of Google, instead of its Moonshot unit & # 39; X & # 39;
Google Glass has received a new facelift.
The search giant on Monday revealed the second generation of its heads-up display glasses with a new design, an improved camera and processor and a whole series of other updates.
The $ 999 device is not available to consumers, as was the ill-fated original glass, but is intended for workers in factories and other facilities.
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On Monday, Google unveiled the second generation of heads-up display glasses with a new design, improved camera and processor and a whole host of other updates
Google said that Glass has been used by employees to view checklists or instructions and send inspection videos & photos.
& # 39; … Our business customers have reported faster production times, improved quality and lower costs after using Glass, & # 39; the company explained.
& # 39; Because our customers have adopted Glass, we have received valuable feedback that immediately informed about the improvements in Glass Enterprise Edition 2. & # 39;
With the latest iteration, Google said the device is built on the Qualcomm Snapdragon XR1 platform, which includes a faster CPU and a new artificial intelligence engine.
With the latest iteration, Google said the device is built on the Qualcomm Snapdragon XR1 platform, which includes a faster CPU and a new engine for artificial intelligence
It also offers better energy management and better performance, as well as & # 39; computer vision and advanced machine learning capabilities & # 39 ;.
With an improved camera in the device, users can film first-class video of better quality, the company said.
A USB-C port has also been added to the device, allowing for faster charging and a longer battery life.
Although Google does not seem to have any plans to make Glass available to consumers in the near future, the device seems to get going with those who use it in the business world.
The Google Glass Enterprise Edition 2 also offers better energy management and performance, as well as & # 39; computer vision and advanced machine learning capabilities & # 39;
Google Glass Enterprise Edition has gained so much control that the company is now relocating it to be part of the Google product range, rather than under the guise of parents' lunar unit Alphabet, X.
& # 39; We are inspired by the way companies like this use Glass Enterprise Edition & # 39 ;, said Google.
& # 39; X, designed as a protected space for long-term thinking and experimentation, was a great environment for learning and refining the glass product.
"To meet the demand of the growing market for wearables in the workplace and to better scale our efforts for the company, the Glass team has switched from X to Google," the company added.
Google is not the only technology company that has developed AR glasses for the company.
The HoloLens from Microsoft were still widely supported by companies, while the AR glasses from Vuzix are also used in the business market.
THE RISE AND FALL OF GOOGLE GLASS
The glass headset was first sold online as part of what makes Google an & # 39; open beta & # 39; , known as the Explorer program, in 2014.
The tech giant said this was part of testing the device as a concept.
This is where concept products are made and tested, but Google promises to be internally tested and & # 39; built for the future & # 39 ;.
After a while, the official Google channel on social site Google+ was not updated since January 2016.
In the following years, virtual reality headsets became increasingly popular with consumers.
Google launched Glass for enterprise in 2017.
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