Google partners with Intel for Google Glass
The Google Glass was a revolutionary idea that brought the heads up display (HUD) concept from video games into the real world. It basically allowed you to get information on something you see with unparalleled ease, literally information at the tip of you eyelashes. However, with Google pushing the launch date further back to 2015 and a hefty price tag of $1500, the reception of the Google Glass has been less than stellar. The viability of the Google Glass too is hotly debated, with some detractors claiming that people may have a hard time adjusting as they basically are going to view the world through a camera.
Recent reports have breathed new life into the Google Glass project and hence the interest surrounding it. Intel has decided to contribute towards this effort by agreeing to supply processors. Google will definitely benefit this deal as they essentially have the endorsement of an electronics and IT powerhouse. No word has been mentioned yet on which processor would be supplied by Intel to replace the current Texas Instruments core of the Google Glass.
Another key thrust of the Google-Intel partnership is the approach towards enterprise. Google would ideally love to expand its customer base and Intel has the perfect solution with a solid network of enterprise-based customers and software developers. In fact, the Google Glass would seem more useful for the work place, with professions such as a pilot, soldier or even a doctor being able to benefit from a comprehensive HUD.
It is still too early of course to gauge the level of impact this Google-Intel partnership will have on the Google Glass in terms of performance and customer base. But we do believe its definitely a step in the right direction.