It has started to emerge over the past couple of days that Google glass was going to be getting intel processors, just a rumor I thought nothing off it and didn’t report it for fear of it being a hoax, but waking up today to a lovely Google alert from The Wallstreet journal notifying me that Google was indeed making the move to partner up with CPU manufacturing giant Intel, I started to get a little excited.
What does this partnership mean for Google Glass?
This wont mean entirely new designs or anything like that, but what it will mean is faster Google Glass units that are hopefully more energy-efficient.
Intel have been making huge strides with PC processor technology over recent years dominating AMD at the performance end of the scale producing outstanding chips that overclock like crazy and use such little energy.
It could go one of three ways..
In my honest opinion, with this new Intel / Google partnership it could go one of three ways.
- We could end up with vastly superior products due to the increased power, although the big G has stated they want to increase the battery performance things don’t always go to plan – as a result battery life will get worse.
- We could end up with slower processors that are designed to last longer, no real processing power increase
- The partnership between the two giants who are both responsible for innovation in their own ways could create a monster that not only performs at the top of its game but also uses minimal power
I personally think we could see scenario three, as a web developer in my working time I idolize Google on a daily basis for some of the awesome features they roll out with every single one focused on us the user.
With this kind of attention to detail and the raw engineering know how of intel, I think we could be in for an impressive upgrade in the future.