In the latest update since Google stopped selling its smart glasses early this year, it has been confirmed that the tech giant’s Google Glass 2 is now in its production stage.
Luxottica CEO of Product & Operations Massimo Vian has confirmed the on-going production of Glass’ version 2.
The eyewear-maker’s announcement comes from an April 2014 reveal on its closed deal with Google to produce RayBan-branded Google Glasses. Luxottica is behind sunglass giant RayBan and Oakley, among others.
New features expected to be present in the next-generation Google Glass includes sleep mode - which is anticipated to provide extended battery life to the wearable device - improved sound quality and a better display. The Google Glass 2.0 is also expected to have a lower price tag.
Google Glass is also expected to be powered by Intel, following Luxottica’s deal with the chip-maker that is reportedly aimed at making fashionable smart glasses.
Luxottica’s Vian said that the version 2 is “in preparation” for Google’s version 3. However, the company gave no hint on the time frame for the possible release of the next-version Glass.
Coincidentaly, a Google filing at the FCC has also revealed a “smart Bluetooth Low Energy device,” which seemed to be intended for a Glass-like accessory.