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December 1, 2014

Intel Teams Up With Google on Glass for Enterprise

Google image — Glass active shades.

Google is teaming up with Intel to bring Glass, its computerized spectacles, to the enterprise market, The Wall Street Journal is reporting.

Sources “familiar with the matter” told the WSJ the next version of Google Glass will feature Intel chips rather than those from Texas Instruments.

It is Intel, the WSJ is reporting, that will market Glass to hospital networks and manufacturers while also developing new ways for the glasses to be used in the workplace.

Teaming up with Intel complements Google’s Glass at Work program in which Glass Certified Partners are authorized to deliver enterprise solutions for Glass. They are also eligible for co-branding and listing on the Glass at Work website.

The new partnership is good news for Google at a time when the company’s wearable seems to be losing steam among developers and those who initially received the product to serve — as Google referred to them — as Explorers of the product.

The product still has not been fully rolled out to the public and is receiving less support than when Google initially announced the item more than two years ago.

Reuters recently reported developers are walking away from Glass. Of the 16 app makers contacted by Reuters, more than half had stopped working on their project citing either the device’s limitations or the lack of consumers.

Intel may breathe some new life into the project although the details of the partnership remain unknown — neither company was willing to comment.