Google, Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) has filed a new product with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) under FCC ID A4R-GG1 that is likely to be the next version of Google Glass. Though many consumers were disappointed with Google’s move to stop selling its wearable, the unnamed product could be the good news.
However, the mysterious filing has not been categorized in wearable tech or smartphone. The device has been labelled “BLUETOOTH & DTS/UNII a/b/g/n/ac” with the model name GG1. The name GG1 indicates that Google is set to develop something related to Google Glass or the headwear itself. Google’s website clearly mentions that the journey doesn’t end here.
The name GG1 can also be a misnomer, for distracting the people from what Google is actually submitting to the FCC. But, the filing reveals that the device supports Wifi up to 802.11 ac (both 2.4 and 5GHz bands), along with Bluetooth LE. The device uses non-removable batteries, a cable for data transfer and charging, when connected to the desktop PC or laptop.
According to the FCC label, the device is not going to be a standard physical label, but Google will use a e-label that will be visible in the device’s settings menu that can be accessed by scrolling left or right. Droid Life notes that the e-label looks similar to a screenshot from Google Glass, and the way to access the label could be something related to Google Glass.
After the filing in FCC, Google is expected to test the device in public, after internal prototyping is complete. The photos of internal and external GG1 device will be kept confidential till December, indicating that Google will announce the details about the device this year. Google Glass was priced at $1,500 which was its greatest drawback while it actually cost only $152.47 for Google to make the product, according to IHS.[ Source ]