Alphabet Inc , made hardware the center of a whole lot of its efforts in the course of 2015, but the firm left one space conspicuously empty. Google Glass 2.0 was nowhere to be seen amidst all of the Pixel and Nexus devices. That’s just changed, right before the calendars go in the bin. Images of the new wearable have appeared on the FCC website, though Google has not revealed anything official.
Google Glass 2.0 will be aimed at enterprise according to several reports that emerged about the Alphabet device earlier on this year. The FCC released quite a bit of technical info about the device, but Mountain View hasn’t released a statement or gone through an official launch just yet.
Alphabet Inc has its Glass leaked
It’s not clear whether the FCC publication of the Google Glass pics was an oversight, an accident or a calculated effort by Alphabet Inc , to quietly build hype for the next generation of wearable tech. The firm isn’t even going to try to sell the next version of Glass to consumers.
Instead Google Glass 2.0 is being aimed at businesses, and it’s built to address that market. The device that went live on the FCC website, the details of which can be found here, has a more robust build and a hinge so it can be folded away. Many of these specs were mentioned by the Wall Street Journal earlier on this year when it reported that Mountain View was a t work on a new version of Google Glass.
Waiting for Google Glass to appear
According to the reports the new version of Google Glass will only go on sale to big business, which means that it’s going to be quite a while before Alphabet Inc , is able to bring the reality contained in its Glass commercials to life.
The new Google Glass pics tell us very little about what Glass will actually do for enterprise. It’s not clear which roles Alphabet Inc thinks will be able to gain most from using the tech in the office. That all comes down to software, something about which the FCC leak had nothing to reveal.
We’re going to be waiting for quite a while, it seems, before alphabet Inc puts its wearable tech out there en mass, but the firm may soon reveal some of the key features of Google Glass 2.0. With images of the headset leaked by the FCC, it’s only a matter of time before Alphabet decides it’s time for a proper launch.
Those with shares in Google might be frustrated with the firm’s apparent addiction to new hardware. Despite all of the firm’s efforts with the Nexus, Chrome, Pixel and other devices bearing the Google mark, the firm’s bread is still buttered on its websites.
Its hardware efforts might add some value to its advertising, but there may be concern that the firm could, in spending its time and money trying to be Apple, make the same mistakes that Microsoft Corporation has made in recent years.