Someone is trying to sell the unannounced Google Glass Enterprise Edition on eBay

Me at 9to5Google:

Earlier this year, we told you across several exclusive reports that second-generation Glass hardware was in development, namely a variant of the device reworked with the enterprise in mind. Now, a couple months after getting our first look at FCC images of the device and later an official Google patent, we now have our first look at a unit in the wild via a new eBay listing

People didn’t believe that this was real when I was first writing about it. Hope this is the nail in the coffin.

Google Glass ‘Enterprise Edition’ is foldable, sturdier

Me reporting for 9to5Google:

We’re familiar with multiple prototypes that are nearing the final stages of revision, and one thing is very clear: This isn’t going to be a drastic departure visually from the Explorer Edition. It has been tweaked, though, and there are at least a few differences noticeable from the outside. It folds like a regular pair of glasses, and because it’s first and foremost being built for the workplace, it has a more rugged build and appearance…

More stuff. Fun. I want one.

Fortune 500 firm interested in acquiring CrowdOptic to build apps for Glass ‘Enterprise Edition’

Me, writing for 9to5Google (as usual):

CrowdOptic is one of the most well-established of the 10 current Glass for Work parters, and now the company is in acquisition talks. According to people familiar with the matter, the company has been in advanced discussions with a Fortune 500 firm that intends to build software applications for the upcoming iteration of enterprise-focused Google Glass hardware

Any Fortune 500 company making apps for Glass using CrowdOptic’s well-received technology is notable for the platform. Glass isn’t dead.

 

The next Google Glass is internally called ‘Enterprise Edition’

Myself, reporting for 9to5Google:

As we reported earlier this year, there are many different prototypes of a future Glass hardware revision being tested within some Glass for Work startups. We’ve come to learn from people familiar with the matter that the next hardware is being referred to by Google internally as “Enterprise Edition” or “Google Glass EE” (If you remember, Explorer Edition was referred to as “Google Glass XE”)…

As a consumer, I’m bummed. As a Glass fanboy, I’m so excited.