Google Glass makes a comeback
Alphabet revives its wearable project, eyes enterprise applications
Glass is back. Not that it really went away.
Two years after seemingly abandoning its Glass project, a post by parent company’s Alphabet X division announced the availability of Glass Enterprise Edition, which now targets enterprises.
The tech giant has been toiling behind the scenes to develop Glass 2.0, working with several dozen partners to build customised software and business solutions for Glass for people in various fields, Jay Kothari, Project Lead for Glass wrote in a post on the site Medium.
Companies such as GE, DHL, Boeing among others have been using Glass to complete their work faster and easier, Kothari said.
Glass will be sold via a range of specialised software companies, which are bundling it with their respective services.
An example is Ubimax which provides wearable computing and augmented reality solutions. Warehouse workers at one of its clients DHL can receive real-time instructions where items have to be placed on carts with the help of visual aids delivered on their wearable. DHL says they have increased supply chain efficiency by 15%.
Improvements on Glass include longer battery life, more computing power while the new edition is more comfortable to wear, Alphabet says.