Google Glass is far from dead, and the search engine’s newly announced Glass Enterprise Edition 2 proves it. The headset is an augmented reality device, and as its official name suggests, it’s not catered or designed for the consumer market.
News of the Glass Enterprise Edition 2 first popped up around a year ago, and the speculation about its hardware seems par for the course. Specs-wise, runs on the 10nm Qualcomm XR1 SoC, 3GB LPDDR4, and Google’s Android Oreo OS.
The built-in display at the top-right of the glasses is a 640 x 360 optical display module, while connectivity is handled via a dual-band 802.11ac single antenna and Bluetooth 5.x AoA. Powering it all up is a built-in 820mAh battery, which also supports quick charge via the updated USB-C port.
Beyond that, not much has changed in the headwear’s overall design. Performance-wise, however, Google says that the new Glass is capable of incorporating “computer vision and advance machine learning capabilities”.
Unsurprisingly, Google’s new headset doesn’t come cheap. The search engine has priced its at US$999 (~RM4180). By comparison, it’s still comparatively cheaper than when the original “Explorer Edition” launched. But as mentioned earlier, that price tag clearly shows that it’s clearly aimed at the non-consumer market.
Unfortunately, it’s unlikely that the Google Glass Enterprise Edition 2 will be making its way to our shores. Just like how Google isn’t bringing in its Pixel smartphones into Malaysia.