The tech world is already eagerly anticipating the release of Google Glass 2.0. Here are some of the rumours about what to expect from the most talked about tech headgear ever, version 2.0.
Google Glass 2.0
What to expect
While abut 10,000 people in the world have been able to et their hands on the ‘explorer’ version of the Google Glass wearable computer, which developers have been using to create applications ahead of the product’s public launch, so they have until now been notoriously difficult to get your hands on. The ‘Explorer’ version has been very successful in driving improvements through software, but it would seem it’s time for a hardware upgrade too.
On the surface the biggest change coming to Google Glass 2.0 will be mono earbud add-on connecting through a short cable to a micro USB port on the headset. Other additions will be compatibility with a range of prescription frames and sunglasses. Currently who have to snap in accessories to the titanium headband but doesn’t always work so well, it looks like Google Glass 2.0 will be available in a range of eyewear, from frames tat have the technology embedded to clip on Glass units.
It is thought there have been sufficient advances in battery technology to allow the Glass wearer to use the headgear all day. The other major development is that owners of the ‘Explorer’ version will be able to invite 3 people to purchase the 2.0 ensuring that they get into the right hands of early adopters best positioned to give useful feedback and ensuring a much broader take-up ahead of public role out. We’re expecting Google Glass to hit store shelves early next year.
Whatever the upgrades are, the interest in the project remains intense. There’s never been anything quite this big in terms of large-scale public role out at research and development stage. It seems that by the time we finally get our hands on the finished article we will all be fully familiar with every feature, in fact many will feel invested in the design of the product.
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