Next version of Google Glass may be Intel powered

Gigaom

The next version of Google Glass may have Intel inside, giving the chip-maker a potential foot in the door of the wearable device market. While Google Glass seems to have lost momentum, it could recover if the next version is less expensive and appeals to a broader audience, and the chip change would be positive for Intel.

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Google hasn’t announced plans for the next version of Glass, so the information is unofficial and speculative: People familiar with Google’s plans spoke to the Wall Street Journal, which reported the information on Sunday night.

If the reports are accurate, Intel’s Quark platform would likely be the brains inside Google Glass, replacing the Texas Instruments chip Google currently uses. Intel announced its chip for the growing Internet of Things market in September, 2013 and showed off designs for wearable devices meant to use it at the January 2014 Consumer Electronics Show; those devices actually…

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