It’s official now. The famously infamous Google Glass is set to make a return with a new look, according to Luxottica CEO of Product & Operations, Massimo Vian.
As per Vian, preparations are on for version 2 of the Google Glass which coincided with the appearance of a "smart Bluetooth Low Energy device" from Google at the Federal Communications Commission.
"In Google, there are some second thoughts on how to interpret version 3. What you saw was version 1. We're now working on version 2, which is in preparation," he said.
Owner of popular brands like RayBan and Oakley and Chanel and Prada, Luxottica had previously entered a deal with Google to make fashionable smartglasses with Intel powering the devices. What followed was a few months of quiet with Google Glass announced to be dead by most tech pundits.
With Sony's SmartyeGlass performing admirably and earning praise from developers for the price advantage as well as specs, Google seems to have infused the Glass project with fresh cash to revive the once-doomed venture.
Along with the low energy factor, the new device introduced at FCC also mentioned a new sleep mode, which could point towards a more efficient battery performance in the new version.
We are yet to hear from Google with regard to a re-launch of the Google Glass, though we are sure we will do soon if Google intends to get developers working on the new device soon.