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Google Glass 2 set to launch next year with Intel chip

Google Glass 2 set to launch next year with Intel chip

Google isnt't giving up on wearable headset

Although Google Glass still hasn't gone on sale as a finished consumer product, but Google Glass 2 is said to be launching next year. See also: Using Google Glass: 5 things we love, 5 things that need to get better (and probably will).

Google Glass 2 arriving in 2015 is big news but the other takeaway is that the firm will reportedly ditch Texas Instruments in favour of Intel as a chip provider. This should improve the battery life of Google Glass which has been a problem so far.

The news comes from The Wall Street Journal which says: "it isn't clear what Intel chip Google will use in the new version of Glass, but there will be an emphasis on power conservation".

Not only does Intel make decent chips, it may be a good deal for Google in terms of promotion. Intel will likely go full steam ahead when it backs something, like it has done with Ultrabooks. The Wall Street Journal's sources claim that the chipmaker will promote Google Glass to organisations including hospitals and construction. It will also develop new workplace uses for the wearable.

Another source said that less than five percent of the 300 Google employees working on Glass focus on the company's Glass at Work programme. However, the Intel push to industry will not change Google's bias towards the consumer market.

Intel is winning more and more partnerships in the mobile space with many recent smartphones and tablets coming with Atom processors. It has been working with Google on projects such as self-driving cars and the Nexus Player.

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