the next version may be sans glass. According to a report in The Information, the search giant is working on three variants of Google Glass and at least one of them without screen. “Google’s revamped Google Glass project, dubbed Project Aura, is working on a wearable with a screen —- and at least one without,” says the report
Quoting sources, the report says, “People tell us there have been three versions of the head-mounted device in development, although the three may be consolidated into two.”
While the version targeted at enterprises will come with a screen, the others, likely to be targeted at ‘sport’ users will rely on audio and use bone conduction technology.
Last month, Google had published a patent application for using holograms in a head mounted display like Google Glass, which could create augmented reality experiences that superimpose computer-generated imagery (CGI) over the real world. Analysts believe that to make smart eyewear more useful, projected content must interact and react to the real-world behind it, rather than just being pasted on top.
Earlier a report claimed that the next-generation Google Glass model will be foldable like a regular pair of sunglasses and be more rugged and durable to protect it against damage in work environments.
Google had discontinued sales of its smart glasses in January 2015