Yesterday was a pretty interesting day for enthusiasts of wearable devices, not only because new details regarding Samsung’s Gear Glass have surfaced, but also because the Google Glass went on sale in the US, as an “open beta” device. The price for “early access” to the Glass remains unchanged though, and the privilege of owning the gadget sets customers back $1500.
While the Glass is still not yet ready for prime-time, it appears that the search engine giant is already working on a 2nd generation of Glasses – or at least that’s what the latest reports suggest. Are you interested in learning more about the future of the Glass? Check out the full story below.
2nd Generation of Google Glass in the Works?
According to Kong Wenjun of Crystal Optech, Google is in the early stages of building its second generation Glass, and its company has already provided samples to Google’s R&D team.
According to the report, Google has already certified Crystal Optec’s LCOS (Liquid Crystal on Silicon – “micro display” tech also used on 1st gen Google Glass) through a number of middlemen. The search engine giant has decided against establishing a direct relation with Crystal Optec, in order to prevent the public (media) from finding out too soon about Google’s plans.
Details about the 2nd generation of Google Glass are unknown at this point, so we can’t tell what new features it might bring to the table, what hardware specifications and what design language it will adopt. If the search engine giant is indeed working on a new pair of Glasses though, then chances are that we won’t hear any official word on it anytime in the foreseeable future. After all, the original Glass is still not fully out yet, and is expected to be made available by the end of 2014. We’ll keep you posted as soon as we find out more.