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Google’s biggest Flop, Google Glass Visionary Concept is back again

Five years ago, Google Glass was developed by Google X.  The Glasses were part of a wearable invention that had an optical head-mounted display and ran on Android OS. The glasses allowed users to browse the internet via natural language or voice commands.

Google Glass was a great idea but due to bad market strategy, and some other issues, somehow it flopped. “Glass holes” was the term, described for Google Glass users because of the creepy nature of the glasses. While wearing Google Glasses, people feel more like they are putting on a toy rather than some high-end technology.

One other reason for the epic failure of the invention was that Google did not target the correct audience for their product. But “The journey doesn’t end here” as Tony Fadell, head of Google’s Nest states. According to BGR, Fadell will redesign the product from scratch” and will not release until it’s finished.

Google has decided to update Google Glass and will launch its new version instead. As expected, Google Glass will be back with some fully customizable apps so as to keep up with the current Android market. This new release will be the GEE (Glass Enterprise Edition).

The GEE will feature upgrades such as:

  • An Updated camera module, with more resolution (from 5 to 8MPs)
  • A longer battery life
  • Better processor
  • A Lightweight design lighter than before
  • Increased Wi-Fi speed and an indicator for video recording.
  • The Glass EE module is decoupled entirely from integrated frames, as a result, it is capable of working with all types of eyewear.
  • Easily detachable, so that they are fitting for enterprises to use as industrial safety glasses.

Conclusively, there are many technology companies that are researching deeply on this concept. So it goes without saying that Google may face some reasonable competition if they venture fully into this project.

Image By Mikepanhu (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Peter Mukaka