The successor to Google Glass may have just been given an early debut thanks to a newly released patent.
The Glass 2 candidate has turned up with a raft of concept drawings and text descriptions in tow, giving an insight into what Google is cooking up for noggins of the future.
It looks like Google is sticking with the metallic wrap-around brow-band next time around, and features the same glass display crystal.
What’s changed however is the display and camera unit, which has now shifted to the left side of the device, instead of the right.
It’s not yet clear why Google has opted to switch up its side preference for the display, but it shouldn’t affect usage much anyway.
The camera is still in the same position – behind the display – although the battery has now disappeared from its previous ear-rear stomping ground.
Its newly vacated haunt is now occupied two lug-hugging ear hooks, although this leaves us questioning where the battery has in fact wandered off to.
Other changes include the also-vanishing top camera button, and a dieting-down of the grope-able touchpad on the side of the device.
We also heard yesterday that Google would be using Intel chips in its next-gen Glass, which means the firm has clearly learned a lot from its device tests so far.