Google introduces updated Glass with noticeable enhancements

Google has been good about rolling software update for its wearable Google Glass but this time the company is implementing a hardware update. Given that the update is hardware-based, existing Glass owners won't be able to take advantage of this and only new Glass owners will be in for the treat. The updated Glass hardware will bring better performance and battery life.

"In the last year we've made over a dozen software and several hardware updates," Google said of the wearable.

In a post on Google+, the Glass team says that Glass now ships with 2 GB of RAM rather than 1 GB from the older hardware. Additionally, battery life is also improved by 20 percent with Glass.

Software updates that everyone can take advantage of include 10 percent faster voice search, a new viewfinder for the camera, and new Google Now cards.

Likely, existing owners will not want to dump their $1,500 investment in Glass for a fresh pair of shades with the bump in specs, but for hopeful Explorers is this enough to get you to make the jump with Glass?

Source: Google+

Chuong H Nguyen