If you were under the impression that Google’s not going to make any more significant changes on its Google Glass wearable, you need to change that mindset of yours. A new and upgraded version of the device might be making its way to us as soon as 2015.
According to the Wall Street Journal, Google’s updated tech eye gear will boast an all-new chip made by Intel, replacing the Texas Instruments processor used in the current model. The source quoted “people familiar with the matter” who said the move is part of Intel’s plan to make waves in the wearable tech space.
And the target group for Glass is no longer just capped at consumers. The source indicated that as a result of Intel’s involvement in the creation of the new Google Glass, the device would also be promoted to businesses such as hospitals and manufacturers. It added that this would also lead to the development of new workplace uses for the wearable.
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Another key feature of Google Glass that’s said to be worked on is its battery life – currently, the unit can only handle a few hours (think less than half a day) of active usage before needing to be recharged. As a result, this upgrade could boost its battery life span to days.
If the Wall Street Journal's source is right on the dot, this could mean that all the hype around Google Glass isn’t wearing off and there might be more to this wearable than meets the eye.
Stuff has contacted Intel for more information about this, and we’ll update this story as soon as we hear from them; keep reading this space.
[Source: Wall Street Journal]