Google Glass may not have exactly set the world on fire with its vision of an augmented reality, a portable future, but it took a second life in 2017 with Google Glass Enterprise Edition. And now, leaks for the second-generation model of that business version are beginning to appear, with Google set to add enhanced specifications and a USB-C port, through 9to5Google .
From the outside, the biggest change to the second generation of Google Glass Enterprise Edition is a USB-C port for charging, which replaces the magnetic cable used in the other versions of Glass. It is a change that makes sense considering that Google intends that these devices are used in the floors and warehouses of factories, where the ability to recharge something quickly is more important than the aesthetics of a magnetic charger.
9to5Google reports that the updated version of Glass Enterprise Edition will also feature a Snapdragon 710, with integrated LTE, Bluetooth 5.0 and 802.11ac Wi-Fi for connectivity. It is reported that the camera is also receiving another update, from the 8 megapixel sensor in the previous model to the 32 megapixel sensor (with support for 4K video at 30 fps or 1080p video at 120 fps). Google is also increasing the RAM to 3 GB (from 2 GB in the two original generations of Glass). In other words, it's basically a mid-to-high Android smart phone in a very specific form factor.
The second generation Glass Enterprise Edition does not seem to be a particularly innovative update, but it seems that, like Microsoft with the next HoloLens 2, Google has decided on business customers as the main focus of the current generation. From the technology of augmented reality. This may seem disappointing compared to the high-flying promises that Google once made for the platform, but we hope that these iterations of augmented reality products will help continue to be a step towards a more practical consumer version in the future.