What is augmented reality? For those who do not know augmented reality is a technology that superimposes a computer-generated image on a user’s view of the real world.
Google has announced a new version of its business-focused Glass augmented reality headset. Priced at $999, The Glass Enterprise Edition 2 is now available to buy. However Google still isn’t positioning Glass as a mainstream product. But with this new product Google are willing to expect greater sales.
This time around Google has really taken a step forward and boosted the processor with a Qualcomm’s Snapdragon XR1 chip. According to them this chip is designed for augmented reality and virtual reality. And with that Google also mentioned that this Glass headset can merge both computer vision and machine learning capabilities. Google Lens is a consumer-focused computer vision tool released by Google which has similar features like this Glass headset.
Google also has said that this time the Glass headset will have a bigger battery and other upgraded components including the camera.The Glass headset also supports USB-C port for faster charging. They also have partnered up with Smith Optics to add new safety frames for the Google Glass headset. The Glass headset also runs on Android now, with support for Android Enterprise Mobile Device Management.
The Glass headset was originally introduced as a mass-market augmented reality headset, but after complaints about privacy came from the end users and functionality, Google reinvented it as a tool for surgeons, factory workers, and other professionals. The Glass headset was moved out of the Google’s X program but for now, there’s no sign that it’s coming to a broader audience.