Samsung preparing own Gear Glass wearable, plans April-May 2014 release date

Samsung preparing own Gear Glass wearable, plans April-May 2014 release date
Here is a juicy rumor: Samsung is working on a wearable computer similar to Google Glass that it is planning to release under the Gear Glass brand somewhere around April and May next year. First, let’s say that of all companies, Samsung is probably the least surprising name to emulate a new category, and second, we need to clarify that this is merely a rumor with no solid evidence to it. It comes from Russian blogger Eldar Murtazin, a person that has a mixed track record and was mostly known for his inside sources within Nokia. It’s not clear what are Murtazin’s sources for this scoop, but we’d guess Samsung Russia might be in the culprit.

Do we know anything else about this supposed Samsung Gear Glass? Not really, but we have to once again stress how wide and deep Samsung’s portfolio is and how the company has been willing to experiment with everything including its new Gear smartwatch. The experiments are not always successful, but it is trying to touch all form factors, so why not give Glass a shot?

Lastly, let’s stress that Samsung making a Gear Glass wearable computer is merely a rumor that should be taken with a grain of salt. We’d be looking for more evidence for this until we take it seriously, but with our limited knowledge right now, do you think it’s possible? What would you expect this supposed Gear Glass to look like?


source: @eldarmurtazin

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16 Comments

1. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Sammy please don't rush this time to make it like Galaxy Gear watch. Take your time and launch it then with all stuffs running properly.

2. CannabisHighway

Posts: 18; Member since: Oct 07, 2013

I would consider wearing glasses, unlike the watch. The thought of seeing it inside the glass lens makes it more exciting and private (well as private as it gets these days). I own an expensive brand name watch that I don't even wear so that's why I'm not interested in the watch gear.

3. HASHTAG unregistered

With that time frame it might be another half-baked device like their smart-watch.

5. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

They've been probably working on it for some time, and I could swear that Microsoft and Apple are working on some kind of glass too.

8. HASHTAG unregistered

True. But I was just basing it on the fact that the Galaxy Gear Smartwatch was a rushed product, saying the same might be for the glass wearable.

10. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

We know you will bash every Samsung product. lol..

15. HASHTAG unregistered

I own a Galaxy Note 2. I like Samsung products, but again, for the 3rd time the smartwatch (even many articles support my claim) is an unfinished product. Not bashing at all. Even Samsung admitted that their smartwatch was missing features it should of had.

4. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

Google is definitely waiting too much.

9. cc3493

Posts: 158; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

nah, prefer google to get it done right then get it out first.

13. Reluctant_Human

Posts: 910; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

Agreed cc. If anything I see Samsung rushing out their own design to beat Google to the punch and sour everyone on the Glass concept prior to Google's release. Samsung has been doing a lot of stupid things lately.I was always a huge fan of their stuff but now don't see myself buying their stuff in the future.

14. bloodline

Posts: 706; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

lol....why because of one watch....S4, Note 3 all been on point so far and in samsung usual trend. Dont be so dramatic. child

16. Reluctant_Human

Posts: 910; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

Not in sales lol

6. parvsingh05

Posts: 100; Member since: Jan 11, 2012

Sammy why rushing so fast.. Dont spoil the actual fun of using new technology. Let other giants release revolutionary products. Den just copy them later . Simple

11. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

For some reason Samsung felt insulted when Apple fanboy accuse them of copying Apple since the late Steve Job pass on. I think they only respect him as a marketing genius but not the current Apple design team under Cook. They even called him captain cook, he screw up the map now the iOS 7. I do hope Apple could release something significant after the iPad and the MacBook Air but that was under job lead

7. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

oh look another great?

12. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Oh god. Sammy has a google glass prototype and they will copy it.

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