Google hyped up the benefits of Google Glass quite a bit back when this product was launched as part of an Explorer Program a couple of years ago. However, Google’s ambitions for putting a wearable computer on our faces fizzled out. It didn’t release another version of the Google Glass and we’ve not heard much about this product over the past two years. However, a new Google Glass has been launched today, but don’t get too excited because it’s not for you.
Google started focusing on the applications for this technology in the enterprise market. For the past two years, it has been working to make Glass more useful in several industries.
The new Google Glass Enterprise Edition that it has launched today makes what the company has been working on for the last couple of years widely available to enterprise customers.
Throughout this time, Google has worked with select partners to make Glass more useful in their factories and on their production lines. GE Aviation is one of the partners that Google has been working with.
Its mechanics are sporting Google Glass which displays important instructions while they carry out airplane assembly and maintenance. Glass frees their hands and GE Aviation estimates that this has improved efficiency on the floor by as much as 12 percent.
The new Google Glass obviously won’t be making its way to customers but, nevertheless, it’s nice to see that Google has finally found a place for this product.