The impending Google Glass release will not go as smoothly as Google would have hoped, this is because one state in the US has already banned the device to be used while driving, and the UK is expected to follow suit shortly. Then there is the design itself, as it is not seen as a practical one, as the weight is on one side, and could also cause eyestrain, and could even lead to lawsuits.
Going back to the design; it is clear that improvements needs to be made, but we will need to wait until Google Glass version 2 for that. We know it is strange talking about the next model when the current one has not even been released yet.
However, there has been some new research in micro LED display technology, and if tests prove successful could be incorporated into Google Glass 2nd generation. If the technology was to be used by Google in their eyewear, then battery life would be increased, along with an improved display as well.
Google needs to beware though, as this technology from Taiwan’s Industrial Technology Research Institute could be taken up by other companies, so maybe the search engine giant will need to put up some cash and be the first to make use of this technology. However, with the first generation Google Glass yet to be released to the market, you have to wonder how they can beat rivals into making use of this new technology?
Having said that, Google might not be that much under pressure, as the footage from this new micro LED technology can only produce monochromatic footage, although the company believes they will be able to produce color footage by the end of the year.
More details on this new technology can be seen in the video below.