On Monday, Google announced a new version of its business-centred Glass augmented reality headset. A Google Enterprise Edition 2 costs $999, but right now it’s not available for customers. The tech giant has created a new version, especially to business uses. It has got a new processor, an upgraded camera, a USB-C port along with various other updates. Google said workers had used the Glass in multiple tasks like viewing checklists and send inspection photos and videos of review. As per the tech giant, its enterprise customers have notified instant production times, upgraded quality and reduced costs after using the new product.
Qualcomm’s headset-adapted Snapdragon XR1 processor enables glass to function at a higher speed. The XR1 chip also provides augmented and virtual reality ability. Along with faster performance, the AI-enabled device assures less power consumption. Google also shows-off another vital aspect, i.e. enhanced camera quality for video streaming and collaboration. Besides, the USB-C port offers an ability of faster charging. Although, the external design of Glass Enterprise Edition 2 is similar to that of the previous one. Still, there are some remarkable changes. It uses Android and Android Enterprise Mobile Device Management. In the end, it remains a relatively simple heads-up display.
Google is partnering with Smith Optics for adding new safety frames to Glass. Previously Google launched this product as a mass-market augmented reality headset. But later it decided to re-design the tool for factory workers, surgeons and other workers citing user privacy. The tech giant stated to meet the needs of the rapidly growing market for wearables, and to better rank company’s efforts, the Glass team have moved from X to Google. Along with Google, many other tech companies are functioning to develop business-focused augmented reality glasses. Recently Microsoft launched a product which overlays information that users can see with both eyes. Many businesses are now adopting Microsoft’s HoloLens.