Google has made its latest augmented reality headset, Google Glass Enterprise Edition 2, available for direct purchase, nearly a year after launching it through select workplace partners for $999 a unit.
Glass Enterprise Edition 2 has helped people working in logistics, manufacturing, field services and a variety of other industries do their jobs more efficiently through hands-free access to the information and tools they need to do their job.
In order to make it easier for them to start working with Glass, developers can now purchase devices directly from one of our hardware resellers, such as CDW, Mobile Advance or SHI.
Glass Enterprise Edition 2 is built on Android, so it’s easy for developers to work with, and for businesses to integrate the services and APIs (application programming interfaces) they already use. Google has also shared new open source applications and code samples, including sample layouts and UI components that may be helpful examples for those just getting started developing for Glass.
This is the second iteration of Google’s AR headset for the workplace, not to be confused with the original Google Glass device that went on sale for $1,500 six years ago.
The second-generation model came out in May 2019 with a better processor and camera as well as a USB-C port and other minor updates to its components and its design.