Rumors are abuzz that Google’s Glass is not going to be out of the race soon as the search engine is planning to re-launch the device with an Intel chip inside.
Google Glass is gradually becoming obsolete as more and more consumers are showing disinterest into the device.
In such a scenario, a new version of the networked headset having longer battery life along with an Intel chip may help Google in reviving the appeal of its ambitious project again.
The report was published in the Wall Street Journal.
According to the report, the next Google Glass’ iteration will be powered by Intel chips in spite of the processors by Texas Instruments that are currently in use.
The next iteration of Google Glass is due out in 2015.
There are many reasons why consumers have denied wide acceptance to Google Glass. Some of the reasons are its high-end price tag and its poor battery life, which typically lasts roughly at most for a day.
Even though some hardware updates boosted the performance of RAM and helped in offering a larger battery, but this only achieved some of the modest improvements in the life of battery.
However, it is still not clear which Intel chip will be installed in the new version of Google Glass. If the WSJ reports are to be believed, the two possible candidates are the ARM-based processor and x86 based system.
The ARM-based processor is commonly seen in Intel’s MICA wearable which was unveiled earlier this year. It promises a battery life of as much as two days. And the second candidate Intel’s x86 based system on chip, Quark, is seen in low-power Internet of Things and wearable devices.
Whichever be the Intel’s selection for Google’s headset, the new Glass edition will surely emphasize on power conservation in order to improve battery life.