Samsung will be supplying the OLED displays for Google Glass
It appears that the Google Glass units that have already shipped to developers, the so called Explorer Edition, are using an LCOS display, or Liquid Crystal on Silicon. However, for the retail version of the device, Google will be looking to incorporate an OLED display, which could improve the power efficiency and size of the final product. And, as we all know, Samsung is the king of OLED displays, making it the perfect candidate for the position of Google Glass display supplier.
All of this sounds good to us. The only bad thing is that the Glass isn't expected to come out until sometime next year, as Eric Schmidt says, so it'll be a while before we can take a look at what could be the smallest OLED display yet. Are you guys, excited about Google Glass? Do you see it as a product that could successfully enter your daily grind?
1. chemhaz (Posts: 160; Member since: 04 May 2012)
What a great team, Sammy and Google,
The first thing that comes to mind is this song
2. _Bone_ (Posts: 2145; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)
Do we have a figure how much the development costed Google so far?
3. Silencerzzz (Posts: 21; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)
Awesome!! Google are smart enough to pick Samsung's OLED over s-lcd from HTC.
4. SonyFindOneDroidple (Posts: 548; Member since: 11 May 2013)
Silence pls..this will start fan war..
5. SleepingOz (unregistered)
SLCD panels are actually produced by Samsung, not HTC.
10. SleepingOz (unregistered)
I believe so..
26. leaderpvp (Posts: 17; Member since: 26 May 2013)
it is not Sharp, it is Japan Display Inc. in case of HTC that is concern that Japan Gov. made with participation of Sony, Hitachi and Toshiba and their technologies.
17. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
Any arguments? Or it was just an attempt to troll?
19. alltechinside (Posts: 247; Member since: 21 Apr 2013)
People always find arguments out of nothing....HTC doesn't actually make displays if you didn't know....
6. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
Samsung + Google = AWESOMENESS!
8. rawbow (Posts: 428; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)
Go Glass, and to think i'll have a shade with Navigation on along with a watch that well tells time on an OLED display and a smartphone with an 8" foldable display....Sweet
9. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6878; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
Yes I am. But man it's taking too damn long for next year.
11. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1635; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)
Wait am right in saying the oleds are see through (the ones used in glass) and there made by samsung......so could this mean we could see more of these screens in possibly say.....a phone?.....quite along shot but maybe....
12. papss (unregistered)
I'm not sure I get the need for google glass. Seems like it could be an invasion of privacy if used improperly by the consumer correct?
14. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1635; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)
How is it an invasion of privacy....your being watched all the time anyway....CCTV and everything else.....and what would google need with my browsing history....."oh my god he watched that new tech feed youtube video!"
21. papss (unregistered)
You obviously don't know me very well then.. You run out of intelligent things to say?
15. papss (unregistered)
You didn't get what I was trying to say smh... What I'm meaning is does this thing have a camera? If so what is its function? I didn't say anything about browsing, I was speaking of the function of the glasses.
also just because I'm being watched doesn't mean I want Google doing the same.
16. shuaibhere (Posts: 1740; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)
May be they should have some kind of led light which should blink when camera app is on...
24. aries.phills (Posts: 139; Member since: 17 May 2011)
Definitely, I will be getting this awesome piece of innovation.
Kudos to Google.
25. papss (unregistered)