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Google Glass 2 UK release date, price and specs: No Glass at Google I/O but smartglasses team is growing

Ashleigh Allsopp | June 2, 2015
Amidst all the rumours that Google Glass is dead, Google has confirmed it is working on Google Glass 2. Here's what we know about it's UK release date, price and specs.

Interestingly, The Wall Street Journal's sources claim that the chipmaker will promote Google Glass to organisations including hospitals and construction. It will also develop new workplace uses for the wearable but will still target the consumer market as well.

Google Glass 2: Specs and features

Google Glass 2 arriving in 2015 is big news but the other takeaway is that the firm will reportedly ditch Texas Instruments in favour of Intel as a chip provider. This should improve the battery life of Google Glass which has been a problem so far.

The WSJ says: "it isn't clear what Intel chip Google will use in the new version of Glass, but there will be an emphasis on power conservation".

Not only does Intel make decent chips, it may be a good deal for Google in terms of promotion. Intel will likely go full steam ahead when it backs something, like it has done with Ultrabooks.

Another source said that less than five percent of the 300 Google employees working on Glass focus on the company's Glass at Work programme. However, the Intel push to industry will not change Google's bias towards the consumer market.

Little else is known about Google Glass 2 but we'll let you know by updating this article as soon as we hear any more on the subject. Google, as usual, declined to comment.

Intel is winning more and more partnerships in the mobile space with many recent smartphones and tablets coming with Atom processors. It has been working with Google on projects such as self-driving cars and the Nexus Player.

 

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