Patent awarded to Google hints at new design for Google Glass 2

Patent awarded to Google hints at new design for Google Glass 2
A patent granted to Google earlier this week, might give away the look of Google Glass 2. While the original version of the wearable rested on the wearer's nose, this new design depends on the user balancing it on the side of his/her head. The USPTO documentation says that the device will be used for "receiving, transmitting, and displaying data," just like the OG Google Glass.

The user will be able to configure the device to fit around his or her face, keeping the display above one eye. A prism could be used so that videos could be seen in both eyes. Interestingly, the patent was originally filed by Google in September 2012, long before the Google Glass became the poster child for privacy invasion. With bars, movie theaters and some restaurants banning its customers from wearing it, those who sported the connected glasses became known as "Glassholes."

Obviously, all of those fancy plans Google had to distribute the product never came to fruition. And that amazing video that Google released to show what it thought the future of Google Glass (then called "Project Glass") was all about, might never happen. Google Glass 2 is said to be focused on the enterprise, and perhaps this is the best course of action for Google. Expectations were too high the first time around, and the bar was set at a height that Google Glass could not have come close to reaching.

The patent awarded to Google is dated November 24th, 2015. It is patent number US 9,195,067B, and is titled "Wearable device with input and output structures."


source: USPTO via CNET, SlashGear

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11 Comments

1. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Improved ergonomics noice.

2. Martineverest

Posts: 521; Member since: Oct 27, 2015

Another failure awaits Google.... Google is just playing catch up while magic heap remains a vapor ware... Should Microsoft releases hololens to developers next month, Google and Apple will forever remain in catch up game just as Microsoft is doing in smartphones sector. hololens is the future(the next big thing).

4. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

but hololens is to huge to be weared for daily life (well, maybe somebody will do that o.O ) and this new patent look horrible, cant they just make something that look more normal (just like conan edogawa glass -_- )

9. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

I don't think google glass was a failure, at least not how I see it, but the culture was not ready for people walking around with camera's like that, personally I think, they've learned something, though I would think if they create a version without camera, that one would possibly win a lot of people over, as it is, camera like that just isn't something that's going to make people comfortable.

3. Martineverest

Posts: 521; Member since: Oct 27, 2015

We don't need Android or chrome on our faces; we need real computer

5. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

Here's the difference between Google and Samsung/Apple. Execution - Google can keep talking about all cool stuff, but their execution is bad. Look at Apple/Samsung, they are much better in getting these technology to people. The Gear VR is another example.

6. Martineverest

Posts: 521; Member since: Oct 27, 2015

Smartphones is the only successful project Google have made since smart era

7. mixedfish

Posts: 1542; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

Yeah it's ONLY a mobile OS, not like there are 1000s of features following such a project or anything.

8. AlikMalix unregistered

You mean a year after apples iPhone?

10. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

As if Martineverest's comment wasn't stupid enough your comment was even more stupid..smh

11. AlikMalix unregistered

I'm just stating a fact. But you go ahead and explain yourself....

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