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Google Glass EE Rumored Packing Improved Hardware & Battery

July 8, 2015 - Written By Dennis Patrick

Back in 2012 Google revealed their latest hardware development that was intended for the general public, Google Glass. The device was a visual headset that could connect to the internet, snap photos, record video, contained specially developed applications along with the ability to bring up information when vocally requested from the web. Since the Google Glass Explorer Edition was released, it was obvious on some of the minor issues that would be in need of tweaking and it looks as if Google may have answered those complaints with their upcoming release of Google Glass Enterprise Edition.

According to reports, the Mountain View company has been making changes to Google Glass that would solve some of the different issues that came up within the Explorer Edition. If these reports are correct, the most notable change from an aesthetic standpoint would be the larger prism. We’ve seen Google Glass in the past with a small prism for users to look through and often times users found that staring through the prism would create a strain to the eyes. This is a small display located on the top right corner. Well, with the Enterprise Edition, the prism would increase in size to extend further. Rather than looking up and towards the right corner, users of the device would only have to look up. Unfortunately, there are no reports if Google has decided to change the actual screen resolution.

Additionally, powering the Google Glass Enterprise Edition is an Intel Atom processor but again little to no details on specifics have been reported or rumored for this new upcoming edition. Because of the low-power Intel Atom processor chip, improvements with performance and heat management will be apparent. Furthermore, the new Intel chip will increase the battery life for the Google headset. Battery life in general for the Google Glass has been a growing concern with the device lasting in some cases just three to five hours but again at the same time, the Explorer Edition only contained a 570 mAh lithium-polymer battery. Right now it’s unclear just how long the battery life will last with Enterprise Edition but the same reports detail Google will offer an external battery pack for consumers to pack a little more juice while on the go. For the time being, we’ll have to wait until Google officially reveals the Google Glass Enterprise Edition and its specifications before all the details are known.