Google Glass is back in the game, this time officially confirmed by more than one entity (or authority) in the tech world. According to the FCC, Google Glass is real and already has a guide on how to access FCC information for the gadget itself. On the other hand, Italian eyewear company Luxottica has also confirmed that they are also working on the new Google Glass, referred to more recently as Google Glass 2.0, Google Glass 2 or Google Glass second generation.
The FCC filings that have convinced us that they are for Google Glass version 2 can’t be taken for granted, so do serve a pinch of salt with these rumors, but it’s hard to imagine what else these guidelines on the FCC page point to. According to the filings, people should swipe right and then up in order to access FCC information on their Bluetooth Low Energy device. The diagram that the FCC attached to the description looks exactly like the rectangular view of Google Glass cards, which leads us to believe that this filing is indeed for the second generation augmented reality glasses.
Although we could theorize that the filings are for a smart watch or fitness band, it seems unlikely that Google would be working on such a thing as it already has Android Wear and a ton of fitness trackers to compete against if they do. Google Glass seems like the only probability if we go by the FCC filings, and since confirmation has been sent out by Luxottica, there’s not much doubt left among tech enthusiasts looking forward to the new Google Glass.
Luxottica CEO Massimo Vian said that their partnership with Google will no doubt result in a new edition of Google Glass sometime very soon. Besides Vian confirming the existence of Google Glass, the Mountain View giant itself has also hinted at the new device being cheaper and more consumer oriented, with a niche version also available for industrial workplaces. That’s good news, as the main problem with the first Google Glass, the Explorer edition, was that it didn’t carry too much functionality for the average user. We are definitely curious what the luxury eyewear firm will add to the design of the Google Glass and most likely, will avoid another Glassholes scandal.