Google Glass will get an Intel-powered overhaul in its next generation, according to The Wall Street Journal. The report says Google Glass with Intel inside will arrive in 2015.
The WSJ’s sources says an Intel chip will replace the Texas Instruments processor which currently powers Glass. The purported deal between Google and Intel is said to be part of a wider push into wearables by the chip maker.
Intel has previously revealed its own MICA wristband, targeted at the female market, as well as plans for a smartwatch with Fossil and a smart bracelet collaboration with Opening Ceremony.
The new report doesn’t include any technical details on how Intel might contribute to the next generation Google Glass hardware but says the company plans to help push uptake of the device in medicine and manufacturing.
It remains to be seen whether getting Intel involved will help Google to turn Glass into a true consumer product or whether it even wants to achieve that. We’ll have to wait until next year to see if this rumor comes to pass.
➤ Google Glass deal thrusts Intel deeper into wearable tech [The Wall Street Journal]