The Enterprise Edition Is The Only Way The Google Glass Could Survive

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Google is regretting the release of the Google Glass optical head-mounted display, which was a total failure because of its ridiculous price ($1,500) and privacy and safety concerns. The “Glass Explorers” was the first prototype and Google started selling it in the US on April 15, 2013, but the public got its hands on it a year later. Google has announced on January 15, 2015 that they will stop producing the prototype, but the team continued to develop the product under a different form. The Enterprise Edition is the only way Google could return in force. And the company has assured the skeptics that this device will be wisely built and it will no longer raise concerns about its privacy.

Project Aura was revealed in September, but rumors suggest that Google has started it in June, last year. The Enterprise Edition, which is part of this project, is the rebooted version of the cancelled consumer augmented reality headset, and will come with big improvements. Google has taken a drastic measure by shutting down its Google Glass Twitter, Google+, Facebook and Instagram accounts have, which means that this device is already history and soon it will be replaced with the Glass EE.

While the original Google Glass was powered by an OMAP 4430 processor clocked at 2GHz, the Enterprise Edition is rumored to come with an Intel Atom processor which will support 5GHz WiFi, and the battery life will be extended, as the previous model had a 570 mAh Internal lithium-ion battery which lasted approximately one day under typical use. Google will redesign the device, excluding the “frame” which made the first headset look like a pair of ordinary glasses. At the end of December 2015, 9to5google has reported that the upcoming Glass will have a more robust build with a hinge, allowing it to fold. The power button will no longer be on the inner right side, but on inside of the back and the device will be waterproof.

Augmedix is one of the certified partners of Google Glass at Work and its chief executive and cofounder, Ian Shakil, hinted that the Enterprise Edition will definitely come with a more powerful processor, improved thermal changes and an increased networking capacity.

Sources: TechTimes & 9to5google