There were reports earlier that new Google Glass hardware was on the way, namely a device Google has been working on for more than a year aimed at the workplace. Now, several months later, we are able to have the first look at the device.
A brand new model of Google’s face computer has popped up on the FCC website which is first spotted by 9to5Google. The FCC’s website has new high-res images of Google Glass 2.0, and there are a number of subtle changes between the original version and the new model.
The images show a Google Glass unit with the FCCID “A4R¬-GG1” that looks mostly like the existing Glass design. The biggest change seems to be that the device can be folded, just like a regular pair of glasses, which will make it easier to store when you are not wearing it. The Glass prism looks a bit longer than the first version of the device, which presumably offers a larger picture.
Google’s next move for Glass is clearly into the enterprise, and the device that Google is using to make this move, appropriately dubbed “Enterprise Edition” that has improved internal hardware. The device has a more robust build, a larger prism, and has a hinge that allows it to fold and is built to withstand bumps and bruises in the workplace. The power button has been moved from its awkward location on the inside to the back of the device, and the front light comes on when the camera is being used.
Finally, the device is planned to be only distributed through the Glass for Work startups. Google has yet to formally announce the Enterprise Edition of Glass in any capacity. Sources tell that the device has been in the hands of “hundreds” of people across Glass for Work startups and in the field.