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Report: Google's second-gen Glass headset is being aimed exclusively at businesses

According to a new report from The Wall Street Journal, Google is quietly pitching the new Google Glass headset exclusively to businesses.

Published onJuly 30, 2015

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We may have heard some rumors about Google’s second-generation Glass headset coming with a larger prism display, a higher performance Intel Atom processor and moderately improved battery life, though we may not be able to get our hands on it anytime soon. According to a new report from The Wall Street Journal, Google is quietly pitching the new headset exclusively to businesses. And more specifically, the sources claim, the next-gen headset is aimed at businesses in industries such as healthcare, energy and manufacturing.

Instead of launching this new version of Glass to consumers, the company is supposedly distributing the new model to software developers so they can create programs to be used in business settings. Google also plans for businesses to be using these new models sometime this fall.

Moreover, the report claims that the new Glass, while sporting a curved-rectangle shape that’s similar to the first-gen headset, will not include a wire-like frame this time around. Alternatively, it will feature a “button-and-hinge system” that allows the mini-computer to be easily attached to different glasses. The new model will also have a faster Intel processor, improved battery life by up to two hours, as well as improved wireless connectivity, the report said. In addition, the cube-like glass prism will have the ability to move vertically and horizontally, rather than just horizontally.

The report goes on to say that Google is remaining committed to the technology and has plans to release another consumer version, though we might not see that consumer-ready product until at least a year from now.