Intel Chip to Power Next Generation Google Glass2014-12-01 10:20 by Daniela
Tags: Intel, Google Glass
According to a recent report by the Wall Street Journal, Google's wearable device "Google Glass" will probably be powered by an Intel chip. The device will be released next year.
Glass is a head-mounted frame with a display set above one eye that allows users to read messages, view images or watch video. The initial release of the wearable device was powered by a Texas Instruments chip. Although unconfirmed, the next generation of the device is expected to have a low-power processor from Intel.
It's yet unclear which Intel chip will come with the new version of Glass. The WSJ suggests two possible options. The first one is the ARM-based processor which Intel has used in its own MICA wearable unveiled earlier this year. If it is chosen, the battery will last for two days. The second option is Intel's x86 based system on chip, Quark, for wearables and low-power Internet of Things devices.
The first Google Glass was announced in 2012 and was soon highly criticized over privacy concerns. Now Google tries to promote Glass as a workplace-computing device. The giant is currently working with software developers including Augmedix Inc. and APX Labs LLC in an attempt to encourage use of Glass in industries such as health care, construction and manufacturing where employees work with their hands but need information.
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