We haven’t heard much in the way of Google Glass news lately, but if a new report is to be believed, that’ll change soon.
Sources speaking to the Wall Street Journal say that a new version of Google Glass is coming in 2015 and that the device will be powered by an Intel processor. The current iteration of Google Glass features a Texas Instruments chip. It’s not yet know exactly which Intel CPU will power the 2015 version of Glass, but it’s expected that the chip will be a power sipper.
The report goes on to say that Intel will push the new version of Google Glass to workplaces like hospitals and device manufacturers. Intel also plans to work on finding new use cases for Glass in the workplace.
While Google Glass hasn’t really caught on with consumers yet, there are quite a few workplaces where Google’s wearable could become big. Doctors in hospitals, for instance, could use Glass to record procedures while keeping their hands free. Exactly how well the new Google Glass model will do with consumers and works remains to be seen, but if Google can get better battery life and maybe refine the hardware design, Glass might have a better shot at becoming a hit.