A second version of Google Glass
is on its way, and the stalwart (and lucky) Glass Explorers will all get to try it out. The new spectacles will still be Explorer Edition
--in other words, still beta versions of Google
Glass--but it’s still exciting that version 2 is coming.
The updated Glass will won’t be dramatically different from the current iteration, but there are some significant changes. For one thing, v2 will be a little faster and also more durable, which will certainly both enhance the user experience and give users a bit more peace of mind when using Glass.
The new version will also be compatible with those prescription lenses we heard about
(and heartily advocate
), which, frankly, is a huge deal for those who regularly wear corrective lenses. Finally, updates include all new accessories, which Google said includes Shades and a new mono earbud.
Explorers who purchased their Google Glass before October 28th, 2013 are eligible for the free, one-time swap.