New photos have emerged for the new and improved Google Glass. Functionality is going to remain very similar, however, the design of will be a little different. As of right now, this new version is strictly intended for Google’s Glass at Work partners. Hopefully, Google eventually decides to release this device to the public.
THE ORIGINAL GOOGLE GLASS
As mentioned previously, the functionality for the new Google Glass is going to be much like the original. They are worn just like a pair of eyeglasses, but they do much more than allow you to see. Google Glass can almost be thought of as a hands-free smartphone. They have a few noteworthy features, as well. First, they have a touchpad located on the side of them that allows users to control the device. Using this touchpad allows users to view information such as phone calls, updates, weather, etc. Google Glass also has a built-in camera that records 720p HD video.
THE NEW GOOGLE GLASS
The major changes in this new device are in the design. One aspect that the new design will have is a pair of hinges. These hinges are going to allow users to fold up the glasses, just like a pair of regular eyeglasses. Not only this, but Google is also adding an indicator light to the glasses. From now on, whenever Google Glass is recording something there will be a green indicator light emanating. Also, the only major aspect that Google added to their glasses outside of the design is an external battery pack.
WHO WILL HAVE ACCESS TO THE NEW GOOGLE GLASS?
If you are excited about the new Google Glass, then you might be a little disappointed. This new device, as of right now, is only going to be available to Glass at Work partners. Some of the most notable participants of this Glass at Work program include the Advanced Medical Applications company. The AMA develops Glass-compatible software for various medical workers around the world. Basically, unless you are a Glass at Work partner, you will not be able to enjoy this new device.
WILL GOOGLE MAKE THIS PUBLIC?
Unfortunately, there is no word yet from Google on whether or not this will be available to the public. As a matter of fact, around this time last year Google actually stopped producing them. Only time will tell if Google decides to release this new version to the public.