Google Glass is not dead. It has just been too busy working to talk to the press. Now, X Labs is ready to remind us that the smart glasses project is still very much alive; even if it isn’t designed for regular consumers.
The smart glasses has been in testing with some 30 different partners, including DHL and Dignity Health. Each has been testing a different applications of Google Glass, allowing them increase the efficiency of their jobs.
According to the announcement on Medium, worker efficiency has been increased between eight and fifteen percent. This was done by allowing employees to keep notes and instructions in their field of vision at all times, reducing the number of times the task needs to be paused to refer to the instruction manual.
It’s been two years of closed door testing and development, and X is now ready to market Google Glass Enterprise Edition to more enterprise customers. Of course, there’s no announced price tag, with this being an enterprise solution.
Chances are that most of the public will never get their hands on the Google Glass from now on. It was clearly a device that would succeed in industrial applications, and it’s no surprise to see it move away from the consumer market.