The first edition of Google Glass was introduced for developers in the United States way back in 2013 for $1,500. At that time it was still a beta program — though, on 2015 — Google ended a beta period(the Google Glass Explorer program) for the Glass. And now, once again, Google is ready to test the market with their new Google Glass Enterprise Edition.
It has been reported that the second edition of Google Glass will be released in the US for companies like Boeing, so yeah we are out of luck. The new Google Glass Enterprise Edition highlights multiple upgrades from its predecessor, including a larger prism.
Display and Audio
The new Google Glass will have a traditional 640 x 360 screen. The display hasn’t changed from the earlier version of Google Glass. There isn’t much new information on the display but the quality of this speaker is much better in the new version. The speaker plays sound next to the right ear.
Like the original Google Glass, the Enterprise Edition comes with plethoras of sensors. To name few, it has an ambient light sensor, a digital compass, a wink sensor, and a blink sensor, barometer, a capacitive head sensor (in place of the proximity sensor), a hinge sensor (for determining whether the hinge is open or closed), whilst assisted GPS & GLONASS are added in the new version.
Connectivity wise, the WiFi has been upgraded to dual-band 2.4 + 5 GHz 802.11a/b/g/n/ac. It now also features Bluetooth LE and HID, and with that comes a support for connecting multiple Bluetooth devices at once.
Chipset and Storage
The storage space has also been upgraded to 32GB from 16GB, though the RAM hasn’t been enhanced. It still supports 2GB of RAM, while the chipset is Intel Atom. MicroUSB is no longer supported in the enterprise edition and that means many of the XE accessories such as its earbud are no longer works with it. The new Google Glass will have a new pin-based charging system. Its battery has also been slightly upgraded to 780mAh.
The camera of the Glass also sees an upgrade from 5MP to 8MP, whereas there’s an LED light on the front of the device which indicates that it is recording a video.