Google Starts Testing New Version of Google Glass

According to a report from the Wall Street Journal, Google has started to distribute a new version of Google Glass to select business partners. Sources told the paper that the new version is introduced with little fanfare, and a consumer model is still at least another year away. Google has changed up the form factor of Glass for the new business version, and is now distributing a model that doesn’t come with its own frame anymore. Instead, Glass now clips onto existing glasses, which suggests it may be used in professions that routinely wear safety goggles. The Journal reports some of the first partners are in healthcare, manufacturing and energy. Also new: The device’s display, which consists of a translucent glass cube, is bigger, and can now be placed either horizontally or vertically, suggesting that it will be used with customized applications built for certain business use cases.