New version of Google Glass being developed by Italian eyewear maker Luxottica

Luxottica, a premium eyewear maker from Italy, has revealed that it is working on the next Google Glass with a targeted release in the near future.

Earlier this year, it was rumored that Google might have pulled the plug on its Google Glass project after failing sales of the device were suspended. However, the company was quick to refute the allegation and assured that the development of the next version of the product was going on under the leadership of Tony Fadell, the head of Nest home automation products.

Speaking at the company's general meeting, the CEO of Luxottica, Massimo Vian revealed that their partnership with Google for the next Glass is "going ahead", but declined to give any details about the product or its release date. Luxottica is also said to be involved in a partnership with Intel for a similar product that will be launched in early 2016.

Google issued a statement saying that, "the team is heads down building the future of the product" but did not provide any further details about the product or its partnership with Luxottica. With Google I/O just few weeks away, we can expect to hear more about Glass and other products from Google soon.

Source: Wall Street Journal | Image of woman wearing Google Glass via Shutterstock

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