10 December 2019
UPDATE (February 5th, 2020):
Google has now made Glass 2 Enterprise Edition available for direct purchase via three resellers. These include CDW, Mobile Advance, and SHI for an asking price of $999. The move will allow Google to reach a wider audience which would not have been possible otherwise. It was previously limited to select companies but now, it has the potential to attract more buyers.
Original (May 21st, 2019)
Google has officially announced the latest iteration of its augmented reality glasses device called Glass Enterprise Edition 2. It is aimed at enterprise users and professionals which is also evident from the name. The new edition brings improved processor and camera performance while making the buying cost relatively cheaper.
The Google Glass Enterprise Edition 2 features a similar design as the predecessor. It means it still looks like a traditional glass but with a display and a camera. The only major difference in terms of looks is that the new model appears to be bigger and bulkier. Google has further teamed up with Smith Optics for safety frames that are compatible with the device. This is to ensure workers that these glasses will be safe to use in their line of work.
The new edition features an Optic display module with a 640 x 360 pixels resolution. Under the hood, it has the Qualcomm Snapdragon XR1 processor which is a lot faster and better than the previously rumored Snapdragon 710 chipset. It comes with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of onboard storage. There is an 8-megapixel camera with an 80-degree field of view.
It has a mono speaker with Bluetooth and USB audio support. The connectivity options include USB Type-C port, Bluetooth, and WiFi. It has a bigger 820mAh battery with fast charging support. On the software front, it runs Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box. Google has priced the Glass Enterprise Edition 2 at $999 which is still quite expensive but a lot cheaper than previous releases. Since it is not meant for mainstream consumers, it will not be sold via Google store or any other eCommerce platform or physical store.