One of Google's biggest flops returns to the enterprise

Google Glass

Google Glass

The second iteration of Google Glass has been tested and deployed across many factories in the United States by companies such as Boeing, GE, and DHL, as first reported by NPR in March and today reiterated by a feature-length piece over at Wired.

In early 2015, Google shuttered the Google Glass site, thanking users for "exploring with us", while promising that "the journey doesn't end here".

Google Glass
Google Glass

Alphabet today announced the return of Glass, which is dropping the Google name and targeting vertical business markets like manufacturing, logistics, and healthcare. "Based on the positive feedback we've received from customers in a special program we've been running for the past two years, we're now making Glass Enterprise Edition available to more businesses through our network of partners".

The new Glass EE includes an updated camera module that bumps resolution from 5 megapixels to 8, and it has longer battery life, a better processor, an indicator for video recording and improved Wi-Fi speeds (most of the spec bumps are what you'd expect for a product taking advantage of further cost decreases on smartphone components).

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"More than 50 businesses, including AGCO, DHL, Dignity Health, NSF International, Sutter Health, The Boeing Company and Volkswagen are using Glass to complete their work faster and more easily than before", the added. Google's renewed push into the enterprise space with Glass will put fresh pressure on Microsoft to accelerate its HoloLens efforts; its headset is still officially sold as a "Development Edition" device, and its next HoloLens model is not expected until 2019. According to the statement, Google Glass Enterprise Edition glasses are lighter and sit comfortably on the bridge of the nose for long term wear.

Glass was launched in 2012 and failed to gain traction. For about two years, Glass EE has been quietly in use in dozens of workplaces, slipping under the radar of gadget bloggers, analysts, and self-appointed futurists. As an example, an app called Augmedix uses Glass to help doctors transcribe notes from patient interactions. On Tuesday, the embargo lifted even as Alphabet sought more prospective buyers/users in the enterprise domain to try out the new Enterprise Edition.

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Don't count on the Glass Enterprise Edition to go on sale anytime soon.

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