The following is an excerpt from Alyssa Newcomb | December 29, 2015 | abcnews.go.com |
Nearly one year after Google pulled sales of its consumer version of Google Glass, its team is back with plans for a revamped version of the futuristic eye wear that fixes previous concerns about privacy and portability.
While no release date has been set, the latest filings from Google posted this week on the Federal Communications Commission's website show how the company addressed the biggest concern that dogged the first edition of Glass -- its camera.
The new plans for Glass include a green light that will turn on when a user is recording video, according to the FCC filings.
Restaurants, movie theaters and strip clubs had banned the device over concerns users could surreptitiously use the eye wear to record video.
"With the first version of Glass, users were shunned and mocked to the point that owners stopped wearing them," Patrick Moorhead, an analyst at Moor Insights and Strategy, told ABC News. "Google learned the hard way that users don't want anonymous videos or photos taken of them and therefore on the new version, they added a light when the camera is in use."
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