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Remember Google Glass? A new version is expected to arrive next year

The device will be powered by Intel as it plans to market the device to hospitals as well as other workplaces.

Image: AP Photo/John Minchillo

DESPITE NOT BEING officially released yet, a new version of Google Glass is expected to be released sometime next year with improved battery life and performance.

The new model will be powered by an Intel chip and as part of the partnership, it will include marketing the device to “hospital networks and manufacturers” as well as developing new uses for it in the workplace, the Wall Street Journal reports.

The new version could also sport a refreshed design as Google tries to make it more appealing to the average person. The current version of Google Glass is able to last a day, and would only last a few hours if features like video recording was used constantly.

Since it was unveiled in 2012, Google Glass has been portrayed as a consumer gadget although it has faced much criticism since then.

As well as privacy groups expressing concern over their use, its design has been criticised as nerdy, and the high price of the prototype version meant that adoption has been low.

The device has received small changes such as adding compatibility with prescription glasses to make it more fashionable. However, its use in the workplace has potential as companies like Virgin Atlantic and the New York City Police Department are testing out the device.

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