It’s been long rumoured that Google is working on the launch of Google Glass’ next iteration, to make yet another consumer level push after its previous failed attempt. Well, it seems that the search giant has actually built one and might be testing it under varied conditions to ensure that this one does not meet the same fate with consumers as its predecessor.
After a couple of failures and earning few implausible titles, Google thinks that the technology they once fabricated to Google Glass can still change lives at consumer level and, in fact, is making attempts to rejuvenate it under the guidance of Tony Fadell, who received command over his new post earlier this year.
Google seized the production of Google Glass earlier this year and moved the project out of Google X research lab, only to carve it into a better piece and bring out a new iteration that would project an appealing future and a better present.
Droid Life had spotted a solid evidence in form of a submission to FCC that proves that Google is actively testing its next iteration for a launch. A suspected device filed under FCC ID A4R-GG1 — is reportedly carrying all the wireless connectivity you’d expect from a next-gen wearable.
While most devices that pass through the FCC are tagged with labels such as smartphone or wearable, the product by Google in the mysterious filing has a label of “BLUETOOTH & DTS/UNII a/b/g/n/ac”, along with a model name of “GG1.” While the category label seems a bit random, the letters of the model name could certainly stand for Google Glass.
Google’s executive chairman Erich Schmidt earlier said that the technology behind Glass is too important to throw away and can still make a triumphant return. The return was also confirmed by Italian luxury eyewear maker Luxottica’s CEO who said that Google Glass is being dressed up for a new launch and will be introduced soon.
What’s also on cards, is the fact that Google might launch a cheaper version of Google Glass to rocket boost its return to the battle field. Perhaps taking cue from cardboard ?