The FCC website has posted images of Google’s next generation Glass headset. These pictures show a Google Glass unit with the FCCID “A4R-GG1” that looks a lot like the existing Glass design.The new glass redesigned by Tony Fadell is slimmer and durable than the previous model. It has a bigger display prism (likely to offer a larger picture) along with a hinge for folding up the glasses when you’re not using it.
According to images, it seems that the “Glass” part is completely independent of the glasses that hold it on your face. There is a set of pogo pins with larger circles on either side of the contacts which we think are magnets to hold the charging cable, similar to Apple’s MagSafe connector. It also seems like the Glass has changed to a more conventional speaker.
The FCC has posted a short user manual as well which states that the device now supports 5GHz Wi-Fi. It also talks about the power button being on the back of the device and that there is now a camera light on the front of the device, which will turn green when the camera is on.
There is no official announcement made by Google about its launch dates. However, reports from both 9to5Google and The Wall Street Journal suggest that the next version of Glass is the “Enterprise Edition” and will be aimed at businesses. The device will supposedly only be sold through the “Glass for Work” program, and businesses will be expected to load custom software on the device.