Google Glass 2 unveiled for smarter, faster work

May 24, 2019 //By Rich Pell
Google Glass 2 unveiled for smarter, faster work
Google (Menlo Park, CA) has announced the second edition of its wearable smart glasses/augmented reality headset.

Glass Enterprise Edition 2, says the company, is designed to help businesses further improve the efficiency of their employees by providing hands-free access to the information and tools they need to complete their work. The new edition adopts improvements based on feedback the company has received from customers using the first version of the augmented reality headset.

Glass Enterprise Edition 2 is built on the Qualcomm Snapdragon XR1 platform, which features a significantly more powerful multicore processor and a new artificial intelligence engine, enabling significant power savings, enhanced performance, and support for computer vision and advanced machine learning capabilities. The company has also partnered with Smith Optics (Ketchum, ID) to make Glass-compatible safety frames for different types of demanding work environments, such as manufacturing floors and maintenance facilities.

In addition, says the company, the new edition features improved camera performance and quality, which builds on Glass's existing first person video streaming and collaboration features. A USB-C port has been added to support faster charging, and an increased overall battery life enables longer use between charges.

Finally, says the company, Glass Enterprise Edition 2 is easier to develop for and deploy. It's built on Android, making it easier for customers to integrate the services and APIs they already use. And in order to support scaled deployments, it now supports Android Enterprise Mobile Device Management.

Enterprise businesses interested in using Glass Enterprise Edition 2 can contact the company's sales team or its network of Glass Enterprise solution partners .

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