May 14, 2014 8:41am
Samsung is not one to be leave a stone unturned. The company has dominated the Android smartphone and tablet space for a number of years now, and they recently unveiled a bevy of fitness trackers and smartwatches.
The latest rumour to surface has Samsung entering the smart glass arena with “Gear Glass.” This name is not new as a similar report captivated the internet in January. At the time, an unnamed Samsung official stated, “the new smart glass to be introduced by Samsung is a new concept of wearable device that can lead to an exciting culture of communication. The smart glass will present our aim to lead the new market with proven capability. Wearable devices can’t generate profits immediately. Steady releases of devices are showing our firm commitment as a leader in new markets.”
According to Business Korea, Samsung will unveil a “glass-type smart wearable device in September,” probably at the IFA in September alongside the Galaxy Note 4. Similar to the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo, Samsung dropped the Galaxy branding as the device was powered by its own Tizen OS, not running specifically on Google’s Android OS. Apparently the Gear Glass will also follow this trend and the design is reportedly similar to Google Glass with an “ear piece and display, enabling people to listen to music with the right ear while looking at the display with the right eye.”
An unknown Samsung ‘associate’ also noted that “we rolled out the smartwatch first, and have secured a considerable amount of smart glass-related technology and patents. Following the roll out of our smart watch Galaxy Gear in September last year, we are slated to introduce our smart glass Gear Glass this September.”
If true, you buying?