Google Glass Enterprise Edition passes through the FCC, shows off improved hardware

by: Jimmy WestenbergDecember 28, 2015

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It’s pretty clear that Google isn’t thinking about ditching Google Glass anytime soon. Not too long ago Google patented a hologram-enabled version of Google Glass, and we’ve also heard that the Glass team has an audio-based connected headset in the works. While we haven’t actually gotten word that either of these two products will actually make their way to market, one such product that has been in the news over the last few months is a version of Google Glass aimed at enterprise customers. Called Google Glass Enterprise Edition, this new headset is said to sport a faster processor made by Intel, a larger prism display and improved battery life.

If you’ve been waiting to see what this unannounced device has to offer, we may not be too far off from getting the official details. Google Glass Enterprise Edition has just stopped by the FCC.

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The next version of Glass will be aimed at the workplace

In all, the Enterprise Edition headset looks a lot like the first Explorer Edition hardware, with a few exceptions. For starters, the headset now features a hinge on the right side so the glasses can be folded up and tucked away without taking up too much space. This was a huge gripe with the first generation hardware, so we’re happy to see this feature has been included this time around. There are also a few other improvements to the hardware, including a larger prism display and a front light that turns on when the camera is in use. The power button has also been moved from the inside to the back of the device.

Previous reports have stated that the Enterprise Edition hardware will come with an Intel Atom processor, better heat management, improved battery life as well as improved wireless connectivity. The device will supposedly only be distributed through the Glass for Work program, which will likely allow partners to pre-install proprietary software onto the device before it gets distributed. It’s not very likely Google will sell this version to consumers, though we’ll have to wait and see for sure.

Even though these images have come to us from the FCC, Google still has yet to make an official announcement of the Enterprise Edition. We’ll be sure to let you know about pricing, availability and information on specifications when Google makes it official. For more info, head to the FCC link below to see the full listing.

  • Dusan

    This still alive? Thought they ditched it long time ago.

    • V-Phuc

      A pet toy for some Google executive who refuses to let go?!!! Between the huge VR stuck on your head and this thing, I’m not sure which one is uglier. They serve different purposes though.

    • Nickolai Leschov

      I knew they didn’t. Probably just reiterating with better hardware.

  • Scr-U-gle

    Brin just doesn’t get it, this only is being launched because he wants keep knobbing Barros ex.