While the tech world is patiently waiting for the introduction of smart glasses for the mainstream consumer, Google remains (for now) content with the business world.
Almost two years after Glass's reorientation to the business with its Enterprise Edition on Monday, Google unveiled the continuation of its Smartglasses running on Android and Qualcomm's Snapdragon XR1 chipset for Augmented Reality Wearables.
Upgrading to Snapdragon XR1 makes Glass more energy efficient and improves the machine learning and computer vision processing engine.
"With technologies such as Computer Vision and AR, our team focused on gathering helpful experiences that provide useful information in context," said Clay Bavor, vice president of Virtual and Augmented Reality. provided in a statement to Next Reality. "Glass Enterprise Edition 2 does just that, and we're excited to provide companies and their employees with tools that help them work better, smarter, and faster."
The next generation of Glass also offers iterative upgrades for the camera, a USB-C port for faster charging and support for Android Enterprise Mobile Device Management for IT Departments to Easily Deploy Software
Google has also partnered with Smith Optics to offer three types of security frameworks that are compatible with glass.
Since the launch of Enterprise Edition, Google has had clients such as AGCO, Deutsche Post DHL Group, Sutter Health and HB Fuller.
"With the second generation of the Glass Enterprise Edition, we can now offer our customers and employees even more powerful, technically optimized smart glasses," said Markus Voss, COO and CIO, DHL Supply Chain.
"The possibility of object recognition is particularly promising for us also in industrial applications: with the corresponding software, it is no longer possible to read only barcodes, localize products and display the corresponding storage bin, but also complex objects can be identified with that this will lead to further productivity gains that will benefit our employees and our customers alike. "
While Google is not the only smart glass manufacturer serving the corporate sector, the company is probably the best known. Glass may not have reached consumers, but it's home-from-home, and Google is working to build on that foundation as the company's AR room heats up.