It’s been nearly two years since Google launched its first Glass Enterprise Edition, something the company called “a new chapter” for the device. Originally introduced in its Explorer Edition in 2013 targeting early adopters and developers, it now appears the second gen Enterprise Edition Glass could be well on its way to the final stages of production.

Update (March 6th, 2019): Google Glass 2 passed FCC testing late last year, although now the emergence of supposedly leaked images could mark a nearby launch for the enterprise-focused smartglasses. Images obtained by Brazilian publication Tecnoblog show the glasses add-on sporting a new USB Type-C connector which replaces the previous version’s pin-style magnetic connector, and labeling that’s consistent with the previously revealed FCC markings.

According to a Geekbench benchmark, the new version contains a Snapdragon 710, an integrated LTE modem, and support for Bluetooth 5.0 and 802.11ac Wi-Fi. It also supposedly contains 3GB of RAM, Android Oreo OS, and a 32MP camera which is capable of 4K video at 30FPS, or 1080p video at 120FPS.

We’ve included those images below the update. The original article announcing the device’s FCC testing follows below:

Original Article (November 15th, 2018): As first reported by 9to5Googlethe company is heading back to the enterprise market with another business-focused Google Glass, the heads up display (HUD) device that snaps onto a pair of glasses, providing real-time information to the user in a small transparent window.

Dubbed ‘Glass Enterprise Edition 2’, the FCC listing doesn’t reveal much outside of a single sketch. FCC certifications almost never list components or specs, but there are a few things to notice draw from the device label sketch. Like the previous iteration, the new Glass features a button-and-hinge mechanism so the device can fold and a similar power button configuration.

Citing a source familiar with the matter, 9to5Google reports that the new Glass is however “mostly just spec bumps for performance, battery life, and other core functions.”

Image courtesy Google

The first Google Glass Enterprise Edition included a well-deserved spec overhaul since the 2013 Explorer Edition, featuring an Intel Atom CPU, 32GB of storage, and a 780 mAh battery.

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Google Glass Explorer version two, a hardware refresh from 2014, added 2GB of RAM to version one, which featured a Texas Instruments OMAP 4430 SoC, 16GB of storage, and 570 mAh battery.

Considering that Glass was widely decried for looking weird (neologism “glasshole” withstanding), the company may never market it again to consumers in its current form. And while Google doesn’t appear to be diving back into the consumer market with it latest Glass, a continued interest in purely functional usecases for the HUD could translate to greater insights as the company inevitably marches towards more immersive tech such as a hypothetical Google-developed AR headset.

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  • The ethernal google glass… it never dies :)

  • Seems about time they did *something* with the project, but I still don’t know what future it really has. It’s just a development platform until they can actually make a form factor that completely blends with real glasses. You could say: As long as people can see it, they won’t want it. We might be well into the 2000’s, but people still don’t care for the “Cyborg” look. lol

  • Kenji Fujimori

    Let’s face it, Googles products are garbage, Google Translate is garbage, their services all stalk you and what you do, Google Glass failed, only thing good is YouTube and Android, both of which were buyouts not made by them

    • jj

      ok china….nice propaganda machine you got there

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    • johngrimoldy

      Google Earth? Google Maps?

      • JesuSaveSouls

        Google earth vr is tight

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    • jj

      Funny story, and joe rogen has been recorded saying the same thing. I have a friend who works for google and basically china said “work with us and our nations restrictions or were going to make an exact ripoff copy of google and just use that”….. so google figured theyd rather have some control than none and this jsut proves how big google really is.

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  • JesuSaveSouls

    Google has made a great os with android and the daydream vr is not bad either.With mirage solo you have a google android daydream os standalone.Jesus also is better than everything but beyond what the word says.He is given all authority in heaven and on earth.The earth and all its inhabitants belong to HIm.Jesus God’s Son is my Lord and Savior!

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      …..”I have been reported on the uploadvr discussions as a spammer which is not true”

      yet here you are where 80% of what you just shared is spam about your religion. you’re a lying piece of shit and if god was real, he’d slap you in the mouth at the front gate for all the lying you’ve committed.

    • 3872Orcs

      What has religion to do with anything here? This is spam.

    • Jerald Doerr

      We all know JesuSaveSouls…
      We know, but for god’s sakes Jesus….

    • jj

      stop talking fedora the explora

  • oompah

    Not a vr headset

    • Proof XR Lab

      Google is an advertising business that has dabbled with VR, when i visit them its evident how large their company is with thousands working on different projects, i asked about joining their Google maps AR test programme and could not find out who to speak to.

      They used to have VR/AR team based in London, but it was disbanded 2 years ago, not seen much since (Lenovo Mirage Solo) and Daydream unfortunately appears dead as developers could not make money off tiny user base. Maybe they will surprise us all one day?

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    • jj

      dude get off the drugs….

  • DaKangaroo

    Oh god please tell me they’re not going to use the same dorky ugly looking design from before that made anyone wearing a Google Glass look like a member of the borg collective.

    • jj

      I love how much technology you’ll overlook because of your ego.

      • DaKangaroo

        Oh come on I can’t be the only one who remembers the first time they launched Google Glass and how widely hated the appearance of it was? ‘Google Glasshole’? The appearance was a major factor in why the device failed. They need to at least come up with a symmetrical design.

        • jj

          again ego, especially if you’re calling people or the device assholes(glassholes) over a look. Your either projecting your insecurities or jealous, idk but it doesn’t effect you so its funny you care about how other people look…..

  • That’sright

    Google glass is a fail, there’s a lot of companies out there doing it better at ces.

  • Muzufuzo

    Original release was April 15 2013. 6 years after that and I still haven’t seen it used irl in practice (I’ve tried it once and it has a long way to go before becoming mainstream).