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Google Glass is back with hardware focused on the enterprise

Google Glass is back with hardware focused on the enterprise
From TechCrunch - July 18, 2017

Google Glass arguably always only made sense as an enterprise-focused product, but now its officially back and customized for those applications, with Glass Enterprise Edition (EE). The wearable head-mounted display has long had a place in the enterprise, even as its death as an experimental consumer product was being widely reported, but now we know a bit more about the EE hardware reconfiguration and Googles approach to deploying the revised product (via Wired).

The new Glass EE includes an updated camera module that bumps resolution from 5 megapixels to 8, and it has longer battery life, a better processor, an indicator for video recording and improved Wi-Fi speeds (most of the spec bumps are what youd expect for a product taking advantage of further cost decreases on smartphone components). But the biggest change is that the Glass EE module is now decoupled entirely from integrated frames, meaning it can work with all kinds of existing eyewear, including industrial safety glasses.

Making it an easily detachable, modular device is a huge boon for enterprise use, since it can much more easily be shared and cheaply deployed across a wide range of different industries. Wired also reports that the Glass EE product is a full-on production product with its enterprise partners, having graduate from the experimental stage.

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