rtmark
LearnBonds.com

Google Inc (GOOGL) Glass Will Be Snapped onto Office Workers First

Alphabet Inc (GOOG) Google Glass

Google Inc ,  was in the rumor mill in the first week of July on talks that it might bring Google Glass back to the market. It seems that the rumor is being confirmed as Wall Street Journal reports that Google Glass might be making a comeback before the end of the year.

Google Inc Glass

The first version of Google Glass (the Explorer Version) didn’t get a warm welcome when it was introduced to the market in 2013. Many consumers (save the geekiest of geeks) thought it to be too cumbersome to be called wearable technology.

There were privacy concerns because of its camera, and it wasn’t long before “No Glass” policies were being implemented in public places. If you insist on wearing glass, you’ll be doing so at the risk of being labelled a glasshole.

Google investors breathed a sigh of relief when it appeared that the device was retired earlier this year. Hence, they will most likely be interested in knowing why Google wants Glass to make a comeback.

Google Glass comes to the office

Based on a report from 9To5Google, the new version of Glass hardware will be known as “Enterprise Edition”. Google ,  will most likely distribute it within its certified group of Glass for Work partners alone – fans of Glass won’t be able to buy this in the market.

It has specs that support workplace video streaming and connectivity needs. For instance, it has support for 802.11a/b/g/n/ac WiFi on both 2.4GHz and 5 GHz bands. It has an Intel Processor as well as an external battery pack. Google is also leaving the UI open for its partners to overlay their software for specific applications in their industry.

Enterprise First, Consumers Later

In essence, Glass is making a comeback as an enterprise device rather than a consumer device. Google ,  still has its sights on the mass market for wearable technology. The firm just needs to get Glass right for consumers and it would be on track to reinvent eyewear in the same way that Apple is reinventing wristwatches with Apple Watch.

The reintroduction of Glass to the enterprise market makes a whole lot of sense when considered from the business perspective.

Firstly, business environments are likely to overlook the aesthetics of glass if it works out as a powerful productivity tool.

Secondly, marketing glass in the enterprise market where it helps people to get work done should lower the threshold for privacy concerns that has plagued the device.

Thirdly, enterprise users will be willing to shell out the (circa) $1500 price tag and effectively provide “funding” while Google  continues to work out the kinks in Glass. By the time a consumer edition of Glass is released, you can be sure that people won’t be worried about being called glassholes.

Workers simply don’t have much of a choice when it comes to what they wear and what equipment they use, and many firms don’t take their preferences into account. If Google can prove to some firms that glass is worthwhile, it will be attached to some worker whether they like it or not.

Trusted & Regulated Stock & CFD Brokers

Rating

What we like

  • 0% Fees on Stocks
  • 5000+ Stocks, ETFs and other Markets
  • Accepts Paypal Deposits

Min Deposit

$200

Charge per Trade

Zero Commission

Rating

64 traders signed up today

Visit Now

75% of investors lose money when trading CFDs.

Available Assets

  • Total Number of Stocks & Shares5000+
  • US Stocks
  • German Stocks
  • UK Stocks
  • European
  • ETF Stocks
  • IPO
  • Funds
  • Bonds
  • Options
  • Futures
  • CFDs
  • Crypto

Charge per Trade

  • FTSE 100 Zero Commission
  • NASDAQ Zero Commission
  • DAX Zero Commission
  • Facebook Zero Commission
  • Alphabet Zero Commission
  • Tesla Zero Commission
  • Apple Zero Commission
  • Microsoft Zero Commission

Deposit Method

  • Wire Transfer
  • Credit Cards
  • Bank Account
  • Paypall
  • Skrill
  • Neteller

Rating

What we like

  • Sign up today and get $5 free
  • Fractals Available
  • Paypal Available

Min Deposit

$0

Charge per Trade

$1 to $9 PCM

Rating

Visit Now

Investing in financial markets carries risk, you have the potential to lose your total investment.

Available Assets

  • Total Number of Shares999
  • US Stocks
  • German Stocks
  • UK Stocks
  • European Stocks
  • EFTs
  • IPOs
  • Funds
  • Bonds
  • Options
  • Futures
  • CFDs
  • Crypto

Charge per Trade

  • FTSE 100 $1 - $9 per month
  • NASDAQ $1 - $9 per month
  • DAX $1 - $9 per month
  • Facebook $1 - $9 per month
  • Alphabet $1 - $9 per month
  • Telsa $1 - $9 per month
  • Apple $1 - $9 per month
  • Microsoft $1 - $9 per month

Deposit Method

  • Wire Transfer
  • Credit Cards
  • Bank Account
All trading carries risk. Views expressed are those of the writers only. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. The opinions expressed in this Site do not constitute investment advice and independent financial advice should be sought where appropriate. This website is free for you to use but we may receive commission from the companies we feature on this site.
Avatar

Victor Alagbe is a seasoned business and finance writer with a specialty in writing about how to invest for the long-term in healthcare, pharmacology, energy and tech stocks. His long-term focus is on stocks that provide a nice mix of growth and income. For the short term, he passionately writes about trading stock options for the excitement and leverage that stock options offer.