Featuring a faster Qualcomm Snapdragon XR1 processor, improved camera, and new Smith Optics frames, Google has today unveiled the new and improved Google Glass Enterprise Edition 2, while also dropping the price from previous $1,500 to just $999 for the latest model, VentureBeat is reporting.
According to Google, the Glass Enterprise Edition 2 packs significantly more processing power, greater energy efficiency, and support for both AI and computer vision. Its processor has a 1.7GHz clock speed with four cores, and overall battery life is now up to 8 hours. The camera has also seen a bump from 5MP to 8MP with 720p video support.
The new model also adds a USB-C port for faster recharging and features both Bluetooth 5 and Wi-Fi 5 support:
On the software side, Google says that Glass Enterprise Edition 2 will be easier to develop for, as it’s built on Android and can leverage existing APIs, as well as Android Enterprise Mobile Device Management for scaled deployments. As benchmarks suggested last year, it runs Android 8.1 Oreo, but with both Android Pie and Q now in the wild, it could get an update in the future.
Preorders for the Google Glass Enterprise Edition 2 are now open with an MSRP of $999.