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There have been a lot of rumors lately that Google is currently working on developing new model of the controversial virtual reality set Google Glass. According to recent reports, the new Google Glass is coming soon and it will be different than the previous model. Although the previous smear eyewear has been pulled from the shelves, Google is trying again to make succeed in the virtual reality field.
Google reported that its technicians are currently working hard to develop a new version of the Google Glass. According to engineers, the new Google Glass will be a little different than the previous one and will be more focused on enterprise, which means it was designed to be used at the workplace. The new smart eyewear will be called Google Glass EE (Enterprise Edition), and will come with some new features.
When asked about Google Glass’s new design, the creators said that it will be foldable, just like a normal pair of glasses. Also, Google explained that the next generation of smart eyewear will be made of stronger materials, which will make it more durable and more rugged so that it can last in different working environments without the risk of breaking or damaging.
Google engineers added that the new Google Glass EE will be more water proof than the previous models because it won’t have as many spots where water or any other liquid could seep in. Talking about the hardware part, the company said the upcoming Google Glass will feature a larger prism, which is the screen of the eyewear, and content will be seen better with it. Moreover, the new Google Glass will sport an Intel Atom processor, will have a longer battery life and an improved technology that will manage heat.
The hardware and the design of the nee smart glasses from Google will be different than the previous ones, which positioned the Glass more as a fashion accessory and oriented more towards the consumer. The new ones will be oriented more towards the business side, as per Google.
However, Google hasn’t disclosed any information about the release date of the next generation Google Glass. Some tech experts believe the new gadget will be available in stores sometime next year.
There have been numerous rumors that Google wanted to forget about Google Glass after the bad reception it got following its release. However, Eric Schmidt, executive chairman, said that the technology that makes Google Glass is too important to be thrown away just like that.
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