If you’ll pardon the pun, with hindsight, Google Glass was a device that arrived way before its time. As tech gears up for an augmented reality revolution, Google’s efforts to pioneer it were run out of town in a wave of privacy fears over head-worn cameras.
However, much like R2-D2 in The Force Awakens, the Google Glass specs have been awoken from their slumber by the first bit of action in a long, long time.
Yes, Google has issued the first update since September 2014, bringing Bluetooth support to the headset for the first time.
Google is also giving the code a clean up, bringing some performance boosts to the neglected piece of nascent AR tech.
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Probably not. The last we heard from Google was in December 2015 when it claimed a sequel device for enterprise users may be on the way. Since then? Crickets.
No, today’s update (via The Verge) is likely to be a little reward for those enthusiasts who splashed out $1,500 before it ever launched as a consumer product.
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