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Italian eyewear company Luxottica Working on Google Glass 2.0

An Italian eyewear company Luxottica said his company is working with Google engineers on not just one, but two new versions of the Google's Internet-connected eyewear device.

Luxottica is better known for its two famous brands owns brands Oakley and Ray-Ban. It is also the same company that worked with the search engine giant on frames for the original version of Google Glass.

Earlier this year, Google stopped selling the first version of Glass and shut its Explorer program, moving the project out of its Google X research lab into a standalone unit. Yet the firm made clear that it was still working to make the eyewear ready for users.

Luxottica’s Mr. Vian, who recently was in California to meet Glass’ new team, didn’t give any details about specific timing for the launch of the next version of the product. The initial version had been criticized for invasion of privacy issues because the glasses allowed wearers to record video and take photos unobtrusively.

A Google spokeswoman said “the team is heads down building the future of the product,” but declined to comment on specifics.

Glass chief Ivy Ross in January said the updated gadget will be cheaper and have longer battery life, improved sound quality and a better display. 

Google is also trying to tackle the social stigma of Glass by pairing the device with more familiar types of eyewear.



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