Business Korea: Samsung will release its “Gear Glass” at September's IFA 2014

Business Korea: Samsung will release its “Gear Glass” at September's IFA 2014

With remarkable certainty, Business Korea claims that Samsung is going to release its smart-glasses in September. According to a insider at Sammy, the so-called "Gear Glass" will be unveiled at the yearly IFA conference, which takes place September 5-10 in Berlin, Germany. It would make sense for Samsung to take center stage with such an announcement, considering Google plans to take its hi-tech Google Glass spectacles out of Beta by the same time.

According to the source, the glasses will run a version of Tizen OS, and will combine an ear piece with a display. This will enable wearers to listen to music with their right ear and look at the display with their right eye. In addition, the glasses will omit the Galaxy branding, just like the Samsung Gear 2 and Gear Fit.

The report also claims that Google is zeroing in on commercializing Google Glass by introducing "products with built-in lenses, augmented reality functions, a music player, and a smartphone-connected partial mobile function". The last presumably means making and taking calls.

Meanwhile, Apple is still collecting smart-glass patents one by one, and recently got a patent for a head-mounted display that connects with its electronic devices. Microsoft and LG too are developing and patenting an "MS Glass" and a "G Glass".

source: Business Corea

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10 Comments

1. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

To be honest, I'm not a fan of these kinds of wearables. Though it might be possible to get used to them like headphones.

2. Ninetysix

Posts: 2933; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

3. Armchair_Commentator

Posts: 222; Member since: May 08, 2014

Dang beat me to it, Finally my very own scouter

8. sgodsell

Posts: 6730; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Samsung if you only put tizen on your Glasses, then you will be loosing out on Googles wealth and knowledge from the Glass explorer program. Not to mention all the apps and the gdk. I even purchased a Galaxy S5 and the Gear Neo. The watch runs tizen, and there still isn't a lot of apps for it. I wouldn't have bought the Neo but when I bought the S5 the Neo was only $49 extra as part of the S5 deal. I think Samsung you are shooting your self in the foot in the long run if you don't release an Android wearable device or Google Glass compatible device. I think its time to change from Samsung. If you can't remember the OS that made you millions. Then I will have to leave you and recommend any one of the other OEMs like Motorola, Sony, HTC, LG.

4. KillerKeyboard

Posts: 372; Member since: Nov 21, 2013

+1+9000

6. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

ITS OVER 9000 !!!!!

5. HTCOE

Posts: 650; Member since: Nov 20, 2011

still rather have the google glass final build over this imitation

7. mturby unregistered

from Samsung? no thanks!

9. crazzyd77

Posts: 36; Member since: May 07, 2014

This is great.

10. Traynor

Posts: 4; Member since: Jun 23, 2013

Stupid to permanently link your product to another company's product name (ie: "Glass"). You will always be remembered as a copy-cat. The obvious name is "Gear Goggles".

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