A new version of Google Glass may be in testing as ‘GG1’ hits FCC
Google may be working on a new iteration of its Google Glass headset, judging by a filing to Federal Communications Commission in the United States.
The DroidLife site has been digging through Google’s FCC activity and has spotted a mystery gadget going by the model name “A4R-GG1.”
The device isn’t listed as a smartphone or a tablet or a media device, but it does have Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and a rechargeable battery. The e-label featured within the filing also shows a Google Glass-like aspect radio.
There’s been little word on a new version of Google Glass since the firm halted Explorer Edition sales and placed the division under the control of Nest’s Tony Fadell
Chairman of the board Eric Schmidt said the new version would be “ready for users,” while Glass boss Ivy Ross has spoken of the need for better battery life, improved sound and a better display for any next-gen model.
Italian eyewear manufacturer Luxoticca said it was working with Google on building two new models, so it seems a re-imagining at some point. Could this be it?
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