Google Glass first made its debut in 2012 and quickly became the talk of the tech world. Over the past two years the device has received much praise for its forward-thinking functionality and design, but that the same time has been criticized for its high price tag and privacy issues etc.
Google is now prepping a new second generation of Glass and it looks like some big changes will be happening under the hood. The current generation of Glass is powered by a 1.2 GHz dual-core Texas Instruments OMAP 4430 processor and 2 GB of RAM. The second generation of Glass will be powered by an Intel x86 processor.
We are not exactly sure which Intel chip will power the new generation of Glass, but one possibility is Intel’s Quark SoC, which is targeted at wearable devices. Intel’s partnership with Google is “a positive signal, not just about Glass, but about the wearable category generally,” said Kevin Spain, a general partner with Emergence Capital Partners.