Why Glass Enterprise Edition 2 is easier to develop for and deploy
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
With the new edition of Google Glass comes better developer support improved CPU, enhanced camera, longer battery life, and advancements in security.
Google made the first prototype of "Google Glass" in early 2013, and sold them as prototypes, in limited quantity for $1,500 - a hefty price to pay but super cutting edge and they came with total geeky overload.
The official public release of the glasses game later in 2014 and was met with an abundance of backlash because of obvious privacy concerns.
Then in 2017 Google stopped making the prototypes and officially announced that Google Glass Enterprise Edition - aimed at helping businesses. In a recent blog post about the history of Google Glass Enterprise, Jay Kothari, Project Lead, Glass said, "Glass Enterprise Edition has helped workers in a variety of industries - from logistics to manufacturing, to field services—do their jobs more efficiently by providing hands-free access to the information and tools they need to complete their work. Workers can use Glass to access checklists, view instructions or send inspection photos or videos, and our enterprise customers have reported faster production times, improved quality, and reduced costs after using Glass."
Glass Enterprise Edition 2 Video: A hands-free device for smarter and faster hands-on work
Google Glass Enterprise 2
Based on the feedback from Enterprise 1 users, Google made several changes and improvements to the Glass Enterprise eyewear.
First, the Glass Enterprise Edition 2 is built on the Qualcomm Snapdragon XR1 platform, which is more powerful, and energy efficient.
The glasses are now more safety compliant, as Google partnered with Smith Optics to make Glass-compatible safety frames for different types of demanding work environments.
Glass Enterprise Edition 2 features improved camera performance and quality
They now include a USB-C port that supports faster charging and increased overall battery life
For developers, Google says it's now easier to develop for and deploy. The Google Glass Enterprise 2 is built on Android and also includes support for Android Enterprise Mobile Device Management.
Kothari continued by saying: "We’re committed to providing enterprises with the helpful tools they need to work better, smarter and faster. Enterprise businesses interested in using Glass Enterprise Edition 2 can contact our sales team or our network of Glass Enterprise solution partners starting today. We’re excited to see how our partners and customers will continue to use Glass to shape the future of work."
Video from The Verge titled "Can these smart glasses do what Google couldn’t?", coverage of Focals smart glasses by North
Read more: https://www.google.com/glass/start/
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