Google Glass may have been a failure for consumers, but the company is hopeful that enterprises can still make good use of the device. And that is why it is back in the market in a new avatar – the Google Glass Enterprise Edition.
Before you get your hopes up, this one’s priced at $1,820 (Rs 1,17,056 approx), making it more expensive than the regular version.
Google believes there are buyers for the product.
While Google doesn’t make the Google Glass itself, it has tied up with special partners called ‘Glass for Work’ who are authorised to develop and deliver enterprise solutions for Glass customers.
The Enterprise Edition runs on the Intel Atom processor and boasts faster Wi-Fi, an expanded range of sensors, and a louder speaker. Reports say it comes packed with a 780mAh battery – bigger than the one on the regular Glass – and offers 32GB storage.
Glass is a small, lightweight wearable computer with a transparent display that brings information into your line of sight. The first version of the Google Glass was introduced with much fanfare in 2014. At $1,500, it promised a new, bold era for information consumption.
People, however, realised the device was not yet ready to be part of their lives. There were safety and health concerns; the built-in camera raised privacy and piracy issues too.
Google Glass is also helping scientists study brain diseases, and can teach you the Morse code in four hours.
(With inputs from IANS)
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