Newer version of Google Glass to be an “Enterprise Edition”

Google / Tech / Wearables

Two days ago a device named “GG1” passed through the FCC, which rumor pegs as the newer version of Google Glass. If you’ve been keeping up with up with Google Glass news and leaks, you may know that GG1 is said to be directed towards enterprise applications this go around. The original Google Glass didn’t catch on with the private market but talk even then was it would likely have better uses in enterprise.

Has Tony Fadell and the Glass team worked out the bugs from the last version of Google Glass? Probably not just yet. It really wasn’t consumer ready back then, maybe allowing enterprises to use the new version might slowly help the public know its full capabilities which might gain a consumer version more acceptance.

Google Glass EE (Enterprise Edition) will have (from what the FCC filing showed) new hardware and a new strategy that former CFO Patrick Pichette referred to in Google’s Q4 2014 earnings. WiFi capabilities have been enhanced to support ac WiFi and 5GHz along with support for Bluetooth LE, the reason for this is the fact that Glass at Work has been centered on video streaming and the software behind it.

With the FCC approving the device, we should expect to hear more about it later this year, more information is set to be announced on December 28th, 2015, so as mentioned not too long now. It’ll be interesting to actually get the full details on the device in an official announcement.

What are your thoughts on the newest version of Google Glass so far? Let us know in the comments below or on Google+, Facebook and Twitter.

  Source: 9 to 5 Google
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