Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOGL) is not done with its Glass Project that was halted last month as Computer Business Review reports that the project has been reset with a new version of the wearable already under development. The search giant has also restructured the entire Glass team as it looks to get it right this time around, from the word go.
Google Glass failed to live to the hype and expectations from its unveiling in 2012 where it was yearned for, by everyone from nerds to chief executives and fashionistas. The Time Magazine had gone as far as naming it as the best invention of the year getting with the Vogue Magazine giving it a 12-page coverage.
The major undoing for the Glass project has always been its privacy aspect with many tech-savvy people arguing the design was not that good. A thinner design was rumored to be in the pipeline before Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOGL) opted to halt the entire project altogether in January. The next model could feature a crystal that is to be used to project results, running on an Intel chip with the camera position also set to be changed.
Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOGL)’s focus now shifts to developing a wearable that can command mass appeal something that it failed with the previous version. Voice Commands for running the wearable could also be in the offing, in addition to being given the capability of capturing pictures, as well as recording video.
The reboot process may, however, take longer than expected because of a poor performance on earlier versions. A restart from scratch essentially means that Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOGL) may throw away everything the public new about the project on the earlier version.
The development of the next Google Glass will be overseen by former Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) employee, Tony Fadell, who helped in the realization of iPod among other gadgets. Fadell joined Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOGL), upon the acquisition of his automation company Nest. Development of the new gadget is to take place in-house without any details being made public until full realization of the final product.
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