[Update: Most likely Not Glass] New Google FCC Declaring "Smart Bluetooth LE Device" Could Be The Next Form Of Glass, Or Anything Else Entirely
FCC filings could be pretty opaque documents, particularly when most of the fields can be created private before the licensed method is launched, however a Google filing in the FCC today (rare by itself) might be for the following form of Glass. It does not inform us much concerning the product (really, anything), however it does appear to become a declaring a Glass-like accessory with different couple of tidbits within the attached documentation.
First, the filing is perfect for a “wise” Bluetooth Low Energy device. Second, the filing consists of a picture within the attached label diagram showing an on-screen mockup of the items digital FCC ID (versus a physically imprinted FCC ID label) would seem like to some user around the device. Also it looks nearly the same as a Glass card.
The instructions for being able to access these details are telling. The FCC’s new e-labeling rules for FCC IDs require the ID be around within three steps for that consumer. The document states a left-to-right swipe (touch sensitive!) can get you towards the device particulars area, along with a swipe up can get you towards the label. This type of navigation ought to be familiar to Glass customers, though this is not how you’d obtain the hardware ID information for that current form of Glass (which requires more steps).
You might also need another take-aways from all of these steps – the unit includes a “sleep mode” – recommending it in certain respect is power-limited (thus portable), as further recommended through the battery indicator pointed out in second step. Additionally, it includes a screen (or can otherwise display visible information, a la Glass).
The actual adhering point, though, is this fact image looks clearly just like a Glass card due to its landscape orientation and multi-line view, recommending a little visible area (a telephone or tablet would most likely spell the whole line out).
The filing also mentions in testing documents the “firmware set up in the EUT was… ver 51.” Which seems like a gently obfuscated mention of the Android 5.1, the newest form of Google’s mobile OS.
As a result, our current best choice is this fact is really a latest version of Glass – but we do not know. It may be something quite different. While a telephone or tablet are most likely from the table, a smartwatch is potentially possible (though that might be a significant weird alternation in Wear’s navigation plan), but I am not liking that option, either. A little fitness tracker having a fundamental display continues to be recommended, even though I would not call that not reasonable to guess, it appears strange Google would create a standalone fitness wearable when Put on products should be fitness trackers.
Much more likely options (aside from Glass, which appears probably), I believe, are new Nest items, what individuals might be, I truly don’t have any informed guess to create. Near the top of the my mind, I would think a brand new smoke detector to exchange the type of damaged Nest Safeguard, however the perception of a smoke detector having a screen just appears type of absurd in my experience.
It is also possible this really is some specialized tool for any completely non-consumer arm of Google that the organization is creating by itself for internal only use. In either case, it’s speculation-worthy, and i will be searching out for “CAP1” later on.
Update 1: 2015/04/26 12:56pm PDT
We have enter into some good info that indicates CAP1 isn’t the next form of Glass. Rather, it seems to become a smartwatch-esque health insurance and activity tracker codenamed ‘capicola’ created for use along with internal Google Existence Sciences studies included in the Android Study Package application. It is possible this product will be employed to improve Put on health features, but case conjecture. There’s pointless to think the hardware may be the grounds for any consumer product, so we highly doubt the unit is ever going to be offered.
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