Although it seems to have died out from the public interest, Google is set to revive Google Glass, with added-in new features and performances enhances. It’s pretty apparent that the on-face device has not set the markets ablaze, with its starting price of $1,500 for beta-testers.
However, while only a few professional areas claim to use it, Google is not ready to let it fade out into history and is planning a 2.0 version that might have people think differently about it.
Google Glass has been perhaps a bit ahead of its time and there are statements that the company may have rushed its release. Perhaps people weren’t ready to walk around with a camera and multifunctional device strapped to their head. And those who were, certainly received some funny looks.
It seemed Google Glass had more success as a novelty gadget than a useful tool, according to reviews.
The software was difficult to deal with due to the narrow screen and, among the hardware issues, battery life also showed a few problems. It received “quick” and “harsh” backlash from consumers. But all of that will possibly be fixed.
The “Enterprise Edition” will have well improved features, such as 5GHz Intel Atom processor and a 2.4GHz WiFi, with the obvious added Bluetooth. Cited sources say the smart eyewear gadget could still prove to be a useful device to have in our arsenal, within domains such as medicine or work with heavy machinery when hand-free will pose an advantage.
It seems that’s the direction they should and will focus on. Professional uses where the information can be brought directly to our eyeballs without stopping the important tasks of surgeons or even airplane engineers. It is, after all, the main advantage of the Google Glass.
Sources also emphasize the need to increase battery life, as the average workday means 8 hours of staying focused on the task and people will need a device that can keep up. It will be particularly awkward during medical procedures to stop because the screen has gone blank in front of your eyes.
What promises to be most interesting feature is picture taking. Users could be able to take photos with the device, using their fingers as frames. Not longer will the shape of a four-fingers-frame be a gesture to only envision how an image will be outlined, but to also activate Google Glass’ camera and set its focus.
It may not be a subtle method, but it’s certainly to look quite futuristic
The basic design of the new Google Glass 2.0. will also be modified. Reviews have called its predecessor’s frame as being too fragile. It will be improved upon by bringing a tougher, more solid design that will not break at the first accidental collision and a wider prism for an ampler view.
Google was recently granted patent on “head-mountable imaging device”, so it’s free to take its time developing the smart tech gadget. Or perhaps unfortunately leave it as little else but a theory.
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