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New Google Glass outed

Google’s second major attempt at the Google Glass wearable format has been revealed.

The internet giant announced the closure of its original Google Glass programme at the start of 2015, but promised that it wasn’t done with the concept.

Then, back in July, it emerged that a new version of Google Glass was in testing. A report emerged later that month concerning a new business-oriented Google Glass.

Now we have our first glimpse at this second-generation Google Glass headset. FCC filings for the device have just been published (via 9to5Google), and they feature among them photos of the new device.

As you can see, it doesn’t look all that different from the divisive originals, but there is one notable difference. The new Google Glass has a hinged design for easy storage. It also has a larger prism.

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Earlier reports claimed that the new Google Glass would be more robust, and would be powered by an Intel Atom CPU. It will apparently feature an improved battery and 5GHz Wi-Fi for better connectivity.

Strangely, while the new Google Glass is all-but confirmed by this FCC filing, and despite the fact these devices have been tested by hundreds of people, Google hasn’t yet made any official pronouncement on the project. Expect to hear a lot more from them in the new year.

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