The next-generation of Google Glass appears to be ready, going by a recent filling made by the tech giant to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in the United States.
It is an upgrade of the popular consumer-focused Google Glass we hardly hear about these days – but one aimed exclusively at the professionals.
The Google Glass Enterprise Edition features a more practical design, the choice of which is quite understandable when you consider its target market. Function appears to override visual appeal here.
This one isn’t different from its predecessor Explorer Edition in every aspect. A bit of tweaking has only been done here and there. The new Google Glass has its computer hardware on the right side – same way as it was on the previous-generation glasses. It features the usual band that goes around the forehead to the left ear.
The Enterprise Edition parades a rugged hinge mechanism that makes it possible to fold down, just as you would a pair of traditional glasses. This design makes the use of the unit more practical for enterprise users. The overall build quality is better than ever.
Google Glass Enterprise Edition is constructed to withstand the occasional bumps and drops it may be subjected to in work settings. It is reportedly more water resistant as a result of fewer openings where water can sip into the eyepiece.
The upgraded Google Glass comes with a larger prism glass display for better viewing. It will be powered by a faster Intel Atom processor which is expected to support better performance as well as improved heat management and enhanced battery life.
Google Glass Enterprise Edition appears the issues of heat, poor performance and short battery runtime some users had with the Google Glass Explorer Edition have been resolved on this Enterprise Edition. The wearable supports Wi-Fi 5GHz band and will work with external battery pack.
Consumers have virtually been excluded from getting their hands on the Google Glass Enterprise Edition as its maker plans to distribute it via the Google Glass for Work scheme. Units of the new Glass have reportedly been sent to numerous enterprise users already for testing.