FCC filing reveals a new version of Google Glass

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The Google glass explorer program was not a success when it first hit the market, and unfortunately, the glass kicked the bucket a year ago and is currently being maintained by Nest CEO Tony Fadell. But some hope has sparked once more for the computer. In a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) filing published on Monday, the upcoming version of Google Glass was revealed in concise detail, presenting the world with a closer view of a remake that seems destined for production.

The new version of Google Glass seems to be foldable in contrast to earlier versions produced. The glasses are like a regular pair of glasses, with hinges on both sides enabling them to be easily tucked away when not in use. A light was also added to the device to indicate when it is recording video.

These new features might certainly take the glass further, although the design might cast doubt on Google. The photos posted on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) website indicate that the glass redux is lacking a nose bridge and cannot wrap fully around a user’s face. The Wall Street Journal and 9to5Google reported earlier this year stating that the new version has a larger prism display (meant for a larger field of view) with an improved Intel processor, water protection system (waterproof), and a longer lasting battery life.

Earlier reports made a claim that Google Glass supports up to 5GHz Wi-Fi, and when we compare that with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) SAR report, which gives us an in depth look of “the human body’s specific absorption rate of radio frequencies,” we can confirm the truth in that statement. We cannot be certain that the hinges of the glass would stay put when a user uses them in an operating room or assembly line, as the final product might differ from the current images shown on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) website. When it comes to issues of this sort, the government would not mind the aesthetics of the glass, but rather, will focus on the radio frequencies.

Google Glass has come a long way, and the journey, as we have all observed, has not been an easy one. A year and half ago, Ivy Ross, a veteran luxury goods marketing specialist, took over leadership of the company. And after a short period, Glass was made available at the Diane Von Furstenberg fashion show.

Google seems to have given up on the idea of mainstreaming the glass and is pushing to implement them into workplaces where the product might prove fruitful. There, appearance would not matter, and functionality would be all that matters.

According to 9to5Google, the new “Enterprise Edition” is simply referred to as “EE” internally; however, the draft manual that was submitted to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on June 12, 2015, clearly refers to the Glass as “GG1.”

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