Job postings hint Google Glass could return as a whole family of products

Google Glass
Glass 2.0 is coming and might bring some friends.

Google pulled the plug on Glass sales to consumers earlier this year while insisting that the futuristic wearable would be back in one form or another when the time was right.

A number of job postings at Google spotted by Business Insider give us a few hints that Glass is about to make a return - and that comeback could involve a whole family of products rather than just one headset.

The Glass team would like to meet individuals interested in developing "smart eyewear and other related products" says the listing, though what those related products could be isn't yet clear. A HoloLens rival? An intelligent ear piece?

Glass half full

Recent job ads have included positions for a Human Factors Designer, an RF Systems Engineer, an Audio Hardware Manager and a Hardware Automation Engineer. Most mention the Google Glass division and the "ambitious and visionary" projects it's working on.

Glass is now under the supervision of Nest boss Tony Fadell, the man previously responsible for shaping the original iPod - Google will be hoping he can bring some of that aesthetic style to Glass.

We don't know much about Glass 2.0 yet but it's encouraging to hear that there might be more than one super-smart wearable on the way. Let's hope there's more news from Google I/O at the end of the month.

David Nield
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Dave is a freelance tech journalist who has been writing about gadgets, apps and the web for more than two decades. Based out of Stockport, England, on TechRadar you'll find him covering news, features and reviews, particularly for phones, tablets and wearables. Working to ensure our breaking news coverage is the best in the business over weekends, David also has bylines at Gizmodo, T3, PopSci and a few other places besides, as well as being many years editing the likes of PC Explorer and The Hardware Handbook.