Google glass team is still building and improve the project in google. As per the recent news google glass is now the new project name as “Project AURA” and google recently hired the new engineers from amazon.
What is Project AURA?
Google is rumored to be reviving Google glass as Project Aura.Google Glass, now Aura, is a big and very fundamental platform for Google like the self-driving car.Aura is much more than a wearable gadget, it’s a technology platform for ubiquitous computing and Augmented Reality (AR).
Google is accelerating its efforts to develop wearable technology and reviving Google Glass as Project Aura. Google has hired 3 employee from Lab126 a hardware division of amazon will work with new group and Aura has a dedicated recruiter tasked with bringing in more talent.
Project Aura will remain within Google for the time being, rather than becoming a standalone company under the new Alphabet holding company.
Aura group will collaborate directly with other Google projects for next-generation interfaces, including the low-cost, entry-level Virtual Reality (VR) viewer Cardboard and Soli, next ‘real world gestures’ interface concepts.
With Project Aura, Google is aiming to revive its computer eyewear and building its next edition of Glass. It is also trying to go beyond Glass and create related wearable technology to broaden the scope of the product and compete more effectively with rivals.
Google glass displaying information streamed from a smartphone in a convenient hands-free way, responds to voice and gesture commands, snaps pictures and videos at the blink of an eye, and can be used as a light Augmented Reality (AR) headset to display street directions, navigation aids and annotations while the user walks.
The next generation of Google Glass is expected to be cheaper, and offer better battery life, improved sound, and a better display. It also bears noting that Google is reportedly considering adding a light to show when the outward-facing camera is recording, and it may also try to pair the technology that underpins Glass with more familiar types of eyewear.
Hopefully, the new Aura team could take the technology in new directions, May Project Aura be more beneficial for the upcoming era !!