People would have been thinking that Google Glass is dead, but it has now been spotted on FCC website with high resolution images showing it is now foldable when not in use; and a scrutiny of the uploaded images indicate the product is now fully redesigned and rebranded with new features.
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While the new model Google Glass looks a lot like the existing version, it appears it can now be folded like a regular pair of glasses when not in use; and then, the Glass prism appears to be much longer than the older version.
The charging port of the new model also looks different; and a set of pogo pins appear to be on each side of the contacts. The pins contain circles which are presumably magnets to hold the charger cable in place – just like we have on Apple’s MagSafe connector.
Analysts say the new Google Glass might be packed with hardware, and an internal speaker can be seen in the uploaded images. There is no longer any bone conduction pad in its case, and a slot evident below the speaker now indicates Google Glass has a very good speaker.
According to a brief user manual posted by the FCC, the power button is now located behind the device; and a camera light at the front of the device switches to green when the camera is in use. This will make other people aware when a user is recording them with the Glass. The FCC manual revealed that the latest model of Google Glass now supports 5GHz Wi-Fi.
The Wall Street Journal dubs this latest produce an “Enterprise Edition” which businesses could use. It is said to use an Intel Atom processor, an external battery pack, with the hardware of older version upgraded in the new one. It is rumored that this device will be sold via the “Google for Work” program, and individual businesses will be able to upload desired software on the device.
Google has not publicly identified with the “Enterprise Edition” or said it is its mysterious “Project Aura” program, but this will become clearer as we get into the New Year.