Google plans to release a new version of its Glass headset next year, which will be powered by an Intel chip and offer longer battery life than the current Explorer Edition, according to The Wall Street Journal.
Glass' widespread adoption has been limited until now, mainly due to its high price. A new processor and a refreshed design could see consumer interest rekindled. The WSJ reports that the chipmaker's partnership with Google will include marketing Glass to "hospital networks and manufacturers, while developing new workplace uses for the device."
The new Google Glass could be powered by the low-power Intel chip at the heart of Intel's MICA bracelet, as Google could be also seeking to increase the battery life of the new Glass.