Report: Google Glass is Going Nowhere, Has Intel Inside
Sometime ago, Google revealed their wearable device and showed some pretty interesting features of it. However, for a while things were quiet and we didn’t hear much about the device. This worried a lot of users wanting to get their hands on the device.
What was more concerning is that over the past few weeks, rumors were circulating that Google has scrapped the idea, and is moving on to better things. To me, this was a bit strange because the idea felt really promising, and I was having a hard time believing that Google would just abandon it.
A recent report by the Wall-Street Journal has given some hope to fans like me. According to the report, Intel will supply chips for Google Glass, which indicates that the device is not dead yet.
According to the Journal:
Intel Corp. will supply the electronic brains for a new version of Google Inc.’s Glass device expected next year, people familiar with the matter said, part of a push by the semiconductor giant into wearable technology.
Moreover, if Intel is associating itself with the product, it means they do see it becoming “the next big thing.” Hopefully, for Google, it will.
Analyzing the situation, Scott Strawn from IDC stated: “The really positive indication is if this comes along with an intention [by Intel] to invest and make new technologies that will solve a lot of the problems associated with Glass. That would be meaningful.”
Google is yet to comment on the matter, as for Intel who did make a comment but it wasn’t enough to clear things up. One spokesperson from the company said: “We work closely with Google across a number of areas, but we are not commenting on speculation.”
Even if it is a rumor or speculation, it couldn’t have come at a better time for Google, considering all the news popping up regarding the end of Google Glass.
Surely, this won’t be the last time we are talking about this. More news is expected soon and we will let you in on every single detail.
Till then, let us know what you think of Intel’s involvment with Google Glass. State your opinion in the comments below!