Google to Integrate Glass Enterprise With Pixel Phones to Showcase AR Capabilities

With the aid of Workspace and Pixel phones, Google is currently testing productivity-focused features with Glass Enterprise, which it made public at I/O 2022 in May

The Enterprise Edition 2 (EE2) of Glass, which was released in 2019, is not what most people would consider a modern AR experience. Now being directly in front of you, the information is instead layered on the upper-right corner of your vision.

In the early 2010s, this was a purposeful design decision so that you could control when you viewed and interacted with Glass. Also contributing to this trend was the emergence of smaller and more portable forms of display technology.

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However, this hardware, which runs Android 8.1 Oreo and has a Qualcomm Snapdragon XR1 processor with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage, is already in use and may be used as a testing environment.

In order to expand the number of Google’s productivity apps and collaboration tools available on the Glass Enterprise platform, the company is introducing a “early access program.” Google specifically acknowledges a “new phone-enabled platform that harnesses the processing capabilities of Google Tensor silicon on Pixel” in the background. 

This platform delivers more powerful and unique AR graphics and features on the Glass Enterprise display. It’s controlled by the Glass Enterprise Companion App, making it easier for workers to set up and manage settings out of the box.” 

A green phone icon in the “Google apps” launcher suggests that a device connection is operational. Google Tasks, which has cards stacked horizontally on the 640 x 360 screen, is the first brand-new Glass programme. You may use the side touchpad to navigate lists on this homescreen, which has the exact same Tasks logo as on mobile devices in the top-left corner.

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After choosing one, a tap will automatically progress you to the following task and mark a task as complete. After Google Meet, which was initially previewed in 2020 and has been utilised by remote team members, it is marketed as a way for users to see step-by-step instructions in real time. 

The official supported languages are English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish, but there are also Chinese (Mandarin), Vietnamese, Arabic, Korean, Russian, Hindi, Japanese, Tamil, and Dutch in beta, making a total of 15 with more to come.

A Google Pixel 6 or newer device coupled with Tensor-powered Glass Enterprise seems very much like a glimpse into the future. Currently, Google is taking the strategy of creating services that will work best with phones and glasses alike. What we’ve heard about Glass today seems like the beginning of more extensive testing to collect real-world data as soon as possible.

Source: 9to5Google


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