Google Glass is now under the stewardship of Tony Fadell, inventor of the Nest and often referred to as the father of the iPod. We’ve heard a few rumors about a new version aimed at the enterprise with a slightly tweaked design, a faster processor and slightly better battery life (and even an optional magnetic battery pack) and, now, a report suggests that model is already rolling out.
It’s not a rebirth of the Google Glass Explorer Edition (pictured above), however, and is instead being marketed to enterprise customers for use in the workplace, The Wall Street Journal said Thursday, noting that the design is different than the Explorer model. “It has a button-and-hinge system to attach the mini-computer to different glasses,” sources told The Wall Street Journal, noting that it no longer has a wire frame.
Google is trying to shop the new Google Glass enterprise model to business customers now. Another model is apparently planned for consumers like us, though Google’s goal is to get that out the door sometime next year. No word on what it will look like or how it will differ from the enterprise option.