You might be surprised to know that after the extensive mock aimed at the first version of Google Glass, Project Aura, which is the division of Google responsible for wearable technology, is readying the second iteration. And now you can have your first look at what the rebooted augmented reality glasses will look like thanks to the Federal Communications Commission that posted the image on its website.
The images shown in the FCC website are reportedly for the Google Glass “Enterprise Edition,” the rebooted version on what Tony Fadell and his team have been working on. The new version includes a larger glass prism, a faster Intel Atom processor, 5 GHz Wi-Fi, and a tougher and more waterproof design- as 9to5Google reported.
If you just look a bit carefully you’ll find a foldable hinge exactly where the length of the wearable meets the glass prism. Also, the power button has been moved from inside to the back of the device as the previous location was a bit awkward. The hinge is there so that you can easily stuff it in your pocket whereas the only thing you could do to store the previous Google Glass was to use the included hard/soft cases.
A patent granted on Google this November shows a similar wireframe-free version of glass with a flexible design. It’s not that clear whether they’re the same thing, but any kind of wireframe that keeps the glass from failing of your face is missing here.
Google has yet to officially announce the product. However, hundreds of participants in the “Glass for Work” startups are testing the wearable in the field. Before the glasses are distributed, the partners will likely be loading their dominion software onto the device, so there is little possibility that Google will ever sell this device to consumers.