Google Glass 2 to feature finger photo fun

Patent hints at finger based framing for pictures on the next-gen smartglasses

Google Glass 2 could boast a finger framing feature for photography, according to some new patents that have been uncovered.

As reported on Quartz, a patent from July 2015 details:

"A head-mountable device (HMD), to capture and process images in response to a user placing their hands in, and then withdrawing their hands from, a frame formation."

In language you might understand, this is a system for framing shapes using your fingers in front of the Google Glass lenses.

The images accompanying the patent reveals this shape doesn't need to be rectangular, round selections are on offer as well.

Back when Google first killed its first version of Glass, we reported that the iconic wearable was only gone temporarily.

In March, Google's executive chairman Eric Schmidt stated the Glass project was given to iPod inventor and head of Nest Tony Fadell to "make it ready for users".

"These things take time," he said. "We ended the Explorer program and the press conflated this into us cancelling the whole project, which isn't true.

"Google is about taking risks and there's nothing about adjusting Glass that suggests we're ending it. It is a big and very fundamental platform for Google."

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The finger framing isn't the first patent we've seen regarding next-gen Glass either. Back in December a patent was discovered that hinted new Google Glass models are set to switch the action from the right to the left eye, with a move away from the traditional spectacles look in favour of a more futuristic aesthetic.


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