Google Glass Enterprise AH 3

Newly Filed Patent Shows off Google Glass Enterprise Edition

February 17, 2016 - Written By Alexander Maxham

We’ve been hearing for the past few months that there is a Glass Enterprise Edition in the works. The device is meant for enterprise use, which makes plenty of sense seeing as that’s what the original model was mostly used for. We saw doctors, athletes, and others using Glass in their everyday work. Google hasn’t said much about Glass in the last few years, but we do know that the Glass team has been morphed into Project Aura recently. Glass also shut down their social media accounts earlier this year, and stated that the Explorer program is complete. However nothing else was said.

Now it appears that Google have filed for another patent with the USPTO, where we can see some images of this device, and it appears to be the Enterprise Edition of Glass. The only major difference you can see here versus the Explorer Edition is the hinge on the side, which allows you to fold Glass up, making it a bit more portable when you don’t want to wear it. Other improvements that we’ve heard about – but obviously can’t see in this filing, are better heat management. That’s a pretty big deal considering Glass would typically get pretty warm, especially if you’ve been using it for quite some time. Also there’s an Intel Atom processor inside, and the addition of 5GHz WiFi.

Glass was showing some promise, but it appears that Google may not be sure what to do with the product. We’ve seen it make great strides in the medical field, as doctors can wear it during surgery and make it easy for other doctors to learn how to do specific surgery from the video that Glass records. While Google did make Glass available for most people, the price still kept a lot of people from buying one. Coming in at a still $1500 price tag. It was also only available in the US for quite some time. This enterprise edition is supposedly only going to be sold to businesses, and Google has reportedly been in talks with a few companies already, in regards to buying Glass for their company.