After the not so stellar beta release of Google Glass earlier this year, the multinational company is looking into three new versions of the afore mentioned device, with some sources saying that Google Glass will have a screenless version in the near future.
This peculiar version will probably function as a normal Bluetooth headset, but this remains only as a speculation. It will most likely function in a similar fashion to how the Microsoft HoloLens delivers its audio feedback, by using vibration sent straight to the inner ear. This method allows users to hear the output of the device and still have clear hearing when it comes to their surroundings.
Besides the screenless version, Google plans to update the design of the Google Glass in order to make it more appealing to a wider audience. By doing this they hope to revitalize interest in the technology they are currently working on, interest that pretty much faded away in recent months.
Another issue that beta testers reported when they used Google Glass was the very short battery life that it possessed, working for only four hours of continuous use. This problem may be solved by using new improvements in battery creation, making them smaller but with a higher capacity, which researchers are currently developing.
This interest that Google currently has in redeveloping the Google Glass is partially responsible with the growing interest in this type of technology. Microsoft with its development of the Microsoft HoloLens for the Xbox One, Sony with the Project Morpheus, the well-known Oculus Rift and the Samsung VR. Even though most of these devices are aimed towards the gamer demographic of the world, this does not stop Google from attempting to create their own version in order to take part in the Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality race.
On the Augmented Reality front, Asus too has announced that they are currently working on a device, forcing Google to take more immediate action if it wants to remain one of the forerunners in the technology market.
No information about the other two new versions have been released, but they will probably function as a regular set of Google Glass, with certain tweaks in order to better improve their battery life-span and design. The screenless one could be targeted towards sport lovers who do not have a need for a screen, where relaying information through audio could be more suitable for them.
Considering the current interest geared towards the Augmented Reality market, it is not surprising that Google Glass will have a screenless version in the near future, along with two other versions that will possess a screen. These devices will probably be released along with the public release of the Oculus Rift next year.