Google is not going to abandon the project of “smart glasses”. According to Viana Massimo (Massimo Vian), head of the Italian manufacturer points Luxottica, the company’s engineers together with experts Google is currently working on a new modification of Google Glass. The exact time of release of the second version of the device Vian at the general meeting in Milan Luxottica did not name, but assured that the presentation of the gadget will take place soon enough.
Luxottica – the company, which owns brands Ray-Ban and Oakley. In May 2015, it signed a partnership agreement with Google about creating frames for Google Glass. Commenting on the rumors about the possible closure of the project, Vian said: “The company is working on future products, without raising his head and not paying attention to speculation. For Google, there is no other equally fundamental platform. ”
The news about the exit of the second version of Google Glass – the most recent confirmation that Google is not going to abandon the development of the pilot product. Gadget, image overlay on the image seen by their owner, continuously improved since 2012.
Supporters of privacy repeatedly criticized Google Glass for the presence of a camera that takes pictures silently. Many Internet users are also considered “smart glasses” gadget exclusively for nёrdov and owners Google Glass called Glassholes.
In January, Google has officially announced that stops the development of the current version of Google Glass, and transmits the product development under the close eye of Tony Fadell (Tony Fadell), co-founder of Nest – creator of smart gadgets for the home, which Google acquired in February 2014. In addition, Fadell worked as a senior vice president of iPod.