Google Glass Enterprise Edition to Be Foldable and More Rugged: Report

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If you still have a dream to own the eye-wearable device Google Glass, wait for its smarter version that is foldable and more durable, media reported on Wednesday.

The ‘Enterprise Edition’ of Google Glass 2.0 will be water-resistant with a more rugged design, 9to5Google reported.

The new rugged design is “built to withstand normal drops and bumps” and will also have “fewer openings and tighter buttons to close off areas where liquid could otherwise seep into the device,” making it more water resistant.

Meant for the workplace, the Enterprise Edition’s visual aesthetic has reportedly been tweaked by Google “to better fit in a factory or a hospital than on a runway, with a more rugged look. It is practical and industrial with a focus on function over fashion.”

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The report adds that from the outside, the Enterprise Edition isn’t significantly different from the Explorer Edition, and in fact, is almost indistinguishable. It still features the computing hardware on the right side, and a prism on the right eye’s lens. New are the two hinges on either side that allow the handles to be folded.

“The Enterprise Edition includes a larger prism display for a better viewing experience, an Intel Atom processor that brings better performance, moderately improved battery life and better heat management,” the report added, pointing to a previous report.

The ‘Explorer Edition’ of Google Glass was launched as a beta product in 2013. The company invited a select group of ‘Explorers’ to purchase Glass for $1,500. Google discontinued the eye wearable device earlier this year.

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