Google Glass, a breakthrough product of Google, was not as successful as the company would have wanted, but that doesn’t stop them from making more experiments and considering Google Glass 2.0.
A new device from Google called GG1 was approved last week by the Federal Communications Commission. At the same time, Google was granted confidentiality for the device. However, a USA Today report suggests that the device may be Google Glass 2.0, and that it has facilities such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and an unchangeable battery.
Droid Life has leaked some of the information related to the new product.
The product does not come under any category in FCC but it is labeled as “BLUETOOTH & DTS/UNII a/b/g/n/ac.” The report suggests that the device supports 802.11a/b/g/n/ac WiFi in 2.4GHz and 5GHz. The device also comes with a USB cable and can be connected to PC for data transfer and charging.
Google discontinued the Glass in January this year owing to sale problems. The company has put the product in a new unit and Tony Fadell, head of Google’s Nest connected home division, was looking into the matter.
Patrick Pichette, the outgoing chief financial officer, said, “When teams aren’t able to hit hurdles, but we think there is still a lot of promise, we might ask them to take a pause and take the time reset their strategy as we recently did in the case of Glass.” USA Today also reported Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt saying that the company is working on a new version and it may even come out this year.
Back in April, the Wall Street Journal also gave hints of a new version of Google Glass and mentioned that Italian eyewear maker Luxottica was working as a partner with Google to make an advanced wearable. It was also mentioned that the gadget will be cheaper than the previous version and will come with a lot of features.
Till today, all reports are just speculations. Google does not want to talk about it at this moment but whenever something more important comes out, we will be there to provide you the update.