From the images and technical details recently posted on the Federal Communications Commission’s official website, we learned that a less geeky version of Google Glass is about to hit the market.
High-resolution photographs of the device show that the new version will feature a less invasive camera, and its use manual suggests that it was designed for enterprise users, as Google has once pledged.
A major improvement brought to the Glass is that the headset can be folded just like eyeglasses, so it will be less of a hassle to keep them in your pocket when you decide to not wear them. From the pictures we can see the Glass prism was improved, its dimensions were adjusted so we presume that it can now offer a larger view.
Google has done some improvements to the case as well – it looks a lot smoother than that of the first generation. Apparently, the Glass part can be used independently from the eyewear that keeps it on the face. But we don’t yet know how the device would look on a human wearer since the FCC doesn’t show any images of it.
There are changes to the charging port which now has a series of pogo pins framed by large dark circles which we guess that are magnets that glue the charger cable to the device.
The FCC surfaced images of the interior of the device and a user manual, which says that the power button migrated to the back of the headset.
From the manual we also learned that the camera now has a light that turns green when the camera is recording. Other sources said that the device would be powered by an Intel Atom central processing unit, and it would come with an external battery pack.
Maybe the green light improvement will help the public accept Google Glass, and shield users from malevolent comments. The first generation was deemed creepy by non-users because it could record people while they weren’t even aware. This is why, Google Glass wearers that used the device in public places were often called ‘Glassholes.’ Hopefully, you will now at least know when Google Glass is recording you.
According to the recently surfaced documents, the new version is now equipped with 5GHz Wi-Fi, which is a major upgrade from the first model.
Analysts noted that an appearance on the federal agency’s website is a sure sign that the device is set to soon hit the market. But we aren’t very sure whether it would be marketed to the masses since the new model was aimed at business in the first place.
Image Source: FFC
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