Second-gen Google Glass to come with an Intel chipset inside

Second-gen Google Glass to come with an Intel chipset inside
The most recent piece of news regarding Google Glass that dropped in was all but pleasant. Ultimately proclaimed as being "too nerdy", Mountain's View smart headwear is reportedly losing many developers that have been working on software for it. Google is most probably aware of this troublesome trend and as it surely wants to remain committed to its smartglasses, the search giant is prepping a second generation of Google Glass.

The pioneering Google Glass is powered by a Texas Instruments' chipset, yet Google has reportedly put its faith into Intel for the second-gen Google Glass. The silicon in question will surely be a low-power consumption one. This will reportedly lead to better battery life, among other positive aspects.

Intel's involvement in the Google Glass project is said to be “a positive signal, not just about Glass, but about the wearable category generally". This was claimed by a representative of one of the investors behind Glass. This will be yet another page for Intel, which ha been trying to establish itself as a prominent player on the market for wearables for some time now.

source: The Wall Street Journal via Neowin



1. vincelongman

Posts: 5691; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

I'm surprised Google are even making a 2nd gen Might turn out to a be decent niche product eventually though

2. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

I don`t know why they bother with this thing. They are selling it for way to much, even if it is a prototype. If they want to get it into people`s hands to make it big, make it $200. It will be flying off the shelves. Take losses in the beginning to get the marketshare up, then people will make apps for it and it will survive. But they are greedy and won`t do this. And I have to agree, the people wearing this look like complete dorks. It just looks ugly when put onto a person.

3. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Improve the battery life and give it to law enforcement.

4. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

hmmm this is curious, as far as I understood intel still can't get as performance/watt as arm processors unless that's changed?

5. brrunopt

Posts: 742; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

"unless that's changed? " it has changed, like a year ago...

6. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Hmm must have missed it, was fairly sure arm was still better in performance/watt, but hey, if intel fixed it, then that's insanely cool :)

7. torr310

Posts: 1659; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

I thought this project should be axed.

8. ausnote4

Posts: 40; Member since: Nov 25, 2014

I hope GG can be used also as a monitor for your android phone. The resolution needs to be a bit higher but most of the grunt work can be performed by your phone. Still very interested in the GG tech

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