Both giants Intel and Google made the tech headlines in the past weeks, each with its own shortcomings and achievements. The leading chipmaker Intel recently revealed the MICA smartbracelet and the Synapse smartdress, entering the tech – fashion smart devices world with a bang. In the opposite corner, Google is struggling with its Glass, as peoples’ interest in the device diminished substantially. So what do two companies when they want to succeed? They put the basis of an alliance. Recent news tell us that the future Google Glass 2 powered by Intel chips is not just a rumor, but will become a fact.
The Wall Street Journal reports that Intel partnered up with Google in order to provide the Google Glass 2 with a still unnamed chipset and associated hardware. The Intel chips will replace the current Texas Instruments processors which fuel the existing generation of Google Glasses. Analysts don’t know yet what kind of Intel mobile chip will revive the Google Glass 2, but they all suspect it will be the Quark. This is an ultra-small x86 class processor based on Edison technology and it is currently embedded in Intel’s Synapse dress.
How will this alliance change anything? The future Google Glass 2 powered by Intel chips may be used in the workplace with substantial benefits for the healthcare and manufacturing industries. The most interesting aspect of this partnership is that Intel is ready not only to provide Google with new hardware, but also with marketing and sales strategies. Since the augmented reality technology is something of a big deal in certain working fields, Intel seems to be ready to promote the enhanced Google Glass 2 to hospitals and manufacturers.
Will Google give up the Glass as a niche consumers’ product and focus its strategy on turning the spectacles into working tools? Sources familiar with the matter stated the Google would not change its initial perspective of the Glass, no matter if Intel pushes the device to become an important part of the healthcare, manufacturing and construction industries. The Glass will remain a smart device dedicated to a narrow niche of people, despite the controversy surrounding the gadget.
It seems that the holly union between Google and Intel is taking a step forward. The two tech giants are already working together, as Intel powers Google’s self – driving car and the Nexus Player media-streaming device. Now the two companies focus on Google’s dearest project, the Glass. However, there is no official information regarding the technology Intel will deliver to Google, nor a time frame for the release of the upgraded Google Glass 2 powered by Intel chips.