A report from last month suggested that Google s Glass project was on its last leg, citing factors including disinterest from developers, and the fact that it is selling for half its retail price on eBay. Today however, the Wall Street Journal reports that Intel has partnered the search giant to provide its chipset to the next-gen Glass. Also Read - Google's offline dinosaur game in new Olympics avatar: Here's how to can playAlso Read - Airtel partners with Intel for its 5G network development: Details here
The report further says that the Intel-powered Google Glass will be released next year. Intel is said to believe in the Glass, and has a significant investment in the wearable tech. It will be replacing processors from Texas Instruments, which provided chips for the first generation of Google Glass. Also Read - Best camera phones under Rs 35000 to buy in July 2021: Pixel 4a, Mi 11X, and more
The company also has plans to promote the wearable into places like hospital networks and manufacturers, while finding more purpose of the device for consumers. Launched in 2012, Google Glass has been in the limelight for both good and bad reasons.
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Getting into the wearable tech space will be crucial for Intel. The chipmaker is dominating on the desktop processor business, but struggling in the mobile space where its processors are competing against Qualcomm s Snapdragon, and MediaTek processors. It recently announced that it is merging the mobile and desktop business in an effort to improve its business. It remains to be seen what processor the company will utilize on its wearable.