Samsung will be supplying the OLED displays for Google Glass

Samsung will be supplying the OLED displays for Google Glass
Google Glass isn't expected to see its official debut anytime soon, but that doesn't mean that work on the product isn't going with full force as we speak. For example, we have now learned that the tiny display that Google's futuristic glasses will be equipped with will be supplied by no other but Samsung.

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?

via: AndroidAuthority



1. chemhaz

Posts: 161; Member since: May 04, 2012

What a great team, Sammy and Google, The first thing that comes to mind is this song

23. Jonathan41

Posts: 532; Member since: Mar 22, 2012

Haha Perfect

2. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Do we have a figure how much the development costed Google so far?

13. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

You can't put a price on innovation....

3. Silencerzzz

Posts: 21; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Awesome!! Google are smart enough to pick Samsung's OLED over s-lcd from HTC.

4. SonyFindOneDroidple

Posts: 865; Member since: May 11, 2013

Silence pls..this will start fan war..

5. SleepingOz unregistered

SLCD panels are actually produced by Samsung, not HTC.

7. SonyFindOneDroidple

Posts: 865; Member since: May 11, 2013

Sharp for HtC?

10. SleepingOz unregistered

I believe so..

26. leaderpvp

Posts: 17; Member since: May 26, 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: Aug 05, 2011

Any arguments? Or it was just an attempt to troll?

19. alltechinside

Posts: 248; Member since: Apr 21, 2013

People always find arguments out of nothing....HTC doesn't actually make displays if you didn't know....

6. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Awesome team! Samsung + Google = AWESOMENESS!

8. rawbow

Posts: 428; Member since: Mar 30, 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 unregistered

Yes I am. But man it's taking too damn long for next year.

11. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

Wait am right in saying the oleds are see through (the ones used in glass) and there made by 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: Feb 21, 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!"

18. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Very much so.

20. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

Oh shut up you useless isheep Troll

21. papss unregistered

You obviously don't know me very well then.. You run out of intelligent things to say?

22. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Come on and make me cowboy

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: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

May be they should have some kind of led light which should blink when camera app is on...

24. aries.phills

Posts: 161; Member since: May 17, 2011

Definitely, I will be getting this awesome piece of innovation. Kudos to Google.

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