Google Glass 2: Project Aura
At the beginning of 2015 Google ended its famous sci-fi Google Glass project. But another version may secretly be under development: The Google Glass 2.
Google Glass Enterprise Edition
There are strong claims that indicate that the Google Glass didn’t die in vain, that Google has a special plan for it and it will revive as an ‘Enterprise Edition’. Leaked images of this version showed it was very much like the original Explorer Edition, it had a display, a camera, and the touchpad, the only difference was its foldable design, a wearable battery pack, and a bigger display.
But what is the problem of ‘Enterprise’ editions when it comes to gadgets? They have that name for a reason, only enterprises are able to afford it. The new Google Glass 2 would be powered by an Intel CPU and 5GHz Wi-Fi connectivity.
These improvements, if made real, could considerably increase the Google Glass efficiency and battery duration. The battery pack along with the built-in cell and a more powerful CPU can definitely make the difference and maybe prevent it from being useless after 45 minutes of continued use.
Even if nothing is confirmed yet, we put high hopes on the realization of the great Project Aura. The Google Glass 2, or the Google Glass Enterprise Edition would be a great addition to the currently available Augmented Reality gadgets.
Google Glass at Work
Another reason to believe that Google Glass isn’t completely dead or forgotten is that Google has a Developers page entirely devoted to Glass applications, it is called Glass at Work.
“Glass Certified Partners are authorized by Glass at Work for delivering enterprise solutions for Glass. They are also eligible for co-branding and listing on the Glass at Work website.”
Among Glass Certified Partners you can find Advanced Medical Applications, APX Labs, Augmate, Augmedix, GuidiGo, interapt, Pristine, wearable intelligence, and Ubimax.