What’s new with the 2nd Generation Google Glass?

blackdog

From what I’ve seen, the 2nd gen Google Glass looks pretty much like the first gen version, except with optional ear bud. What else is different? Also, are they still only going to be available by invite only?

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jimlynch
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Google Unveils the Second-Generation Google Glass
http://hypebeast.com/2013/10/google-unveils-the-second-generation-google...

"Following up on an initial rollout program which saw Google Glass hit the streets of select areas, Google has unveiled the follow-up to the wearable augmented reality device. The tech giant has outfitted Glass with a hardware update, as well as a new earbud system to replace the previous bone-conduction speaker. Further, the device will also be compatible with prescription eyeglasses, expanding on the strategy to make Glass a universal everyday accessory. Google announced plans to expand its ‘explorer’ program, giving existing U.S.-based Glass users the chance to extend the test program to their friends. With more developments surely following in a more formal announcement, stay tuned to Google Glass’s homepage."

cuetip
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I’m sure there are some other minor hardware refinements beyond the earbud, but as far as I’ve been able to determine, Google hasn’t released the specifics. Probably the biggest thing is that it will now be compatible with prescription glasses, which is important to a large percentage of society. I’m pretty certain Glass ownership is still going to be invite only.

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