We’re expecting a new version of Google Glass to come along at some point, and it looks like that device may have just appeared in the FCC.
A Google product with the FCC ID A4R-GG1 was recently spotted in the Federal Communications Commission database, complete with support for 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi in both 2.4GHz and 5GHz flavors, as well as Bluetooth LE, and a rechargeable battery. The device also supports a USB cable that can be connected to a PC for charging and data transfer.
So far there are a couple of details that suggest that this device could be a new Google Glass. There’s the “GG1” portion of the FCC ID, the rechargeable battery, and the whole support for data transfer from a PC. That’s not the end, though.
In the section for the label with FCC info, there’s a rectangular box that’s an e-label that looks just like a Glass screen. To access this info, the FCC says that you need to “(1) navigate to the settings menu, (2) select regulatory information, and (3) then scroll left and right to view device elabels.”
Google itself hasn’t said much about a new version of Glass, but earlier this year, Luxottica CEO Massimo Vian said that his company was helping to work on a new Glass that’d be released soon. An appearance in the FCC doesn’t guarantee that a release is near, but it does mean that the mysterious GG1 device is one step closer to store shelves and our faces.
What would you like to see from the next version of Google Glass?