New Google Glass Enterprise Edition sports Intel Atom CPU, improved screen and a better battery

New Google Glass Enterprise Edition sports Intel Atom CPU, improved screen and a better battery
The next version of Google Glass is being referred to inside Google as the "EE" for Enterprise Edition. One change is expected to reduce eye strain thanks to the use of a larger prism, which will allow Glass users to look directly up instead of looking to the right and up. While those who have used the new Google Glass say that the screen is improved, there is no evidence that the resolution of the screen has received a bump up.

Back in December, we told you that the second-generation Glass would have Intel inside, and that is now confirmed by a source that has seen the latest revisions made to the internal specs of the new Glass. An undisclosed Intel Atom chipset is powering the wearable, and is said to be running faster than the clock speeds seen on top-of-the-line Android Wear flavored smartwatches. In addition, there is support for Wi-Fi in the 2.5GHz and 5GHz bands. The latter has been added to help Google Glass stream certain video apps designed for enterprise use.
 
While the new Google Glass has slightly improved battery life thanks to a larger capacity cell placed inside the device, it still isn't enough to run the wearable all day without a charge. Additionally, certain apps for Google Glass eat battery power like Pac Man eats dots. To provide additional energy, Google has developed an external battery pack that connects to Google Glass and helps extend the life of the stock battery.

Last week, a new wearable visited the FCC and was listed as a "Bluetooth device" with an FCC ID of A4R-X1. If you still have your Buster Brown decoder rings, that ID translates into Google Glass EE. Not really, but it is apparent that the next-generation Google Glass has visited the FCC revealing some much needed changes, and a new focus as a tool for business.


source: 9to5Google via BGR

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9 Comments

1. hmd74

Posts: 540; Member since: Jan 31, 2013

It's all about the price... even in enterprise

2. sgodsell

Posts: 7515; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Of course price plays a big part in everything we buy. However if Google can get the price right, say around the $400 mark. Then I will buy for sure. The last one had a 640x360 resolution display, a 5 mp camera with no flash, no 3G/4G LTE, bluetooth, WiFi g, a touch pad on the arm, dual core 1 GHz, 1 GB of RAM, 16 GB of storage. If Glass is more then $400, especially for specs similar to what was listed, then it is not with more then that. If Google can put a quad core SD 410 CPU with 2GB of ram, and 32 GB of storage, then they can take my money.

3. sgodsell

Posts: 7515; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

I know then went with an Intel processor like an Atom. However there is nothing stopping them from making another version with a 64 bit SD 410, 615, or other 64 bit ARM CPUs. Especially since its running Android.

8. waddup121 unregistered

YEAHHHHHHHHHHHH

4. HighOnAndroidFTW

Posts: 185; Member since: Apr 26, 2015

Who cares Google Glass was A HUGE FLOP..

5. ninja_master

Posts: 306; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

Wonder what'll happen if they use sd 810

6. SirYar

Posts: 351; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Your head would sweat a lot.

7. meanestgenius

Posts: 22394; Member since: May 28, 2014

This is something that would definitely benefit from the new BlackBerry/Google deal.

9. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

Will it run Windows 7?

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