Wednesday, May 14, 2014

IFA 2014: Samsung may unveil GEAR GLASS with Tizen OS, smart glass wearable, SONY and EPSON may follow.

Francisco De Jesùs.
A Samsung Electronics Gear Glass mockup drawing.

IFA 2014 will take place in Berlin from September 5-10, 2014. Business Korea reports Samsung will unveil a Gear Glass wearable device at IFA 2014 this September,as well as SONY and EPSON may follow with similar glass wearables , others like Apple, Microsoft and LG Electronics, who already filled for smart-glass patents applications are yet behind Google, Samsung, SONY and EPSON.

This news were confirmed to Business Korea by a Samsung Associate in May 12.

The GEAR GLASS will run on Tizen OS. The GEAR GLASS combines an ear piece and display, enabling people tio listen to music with the right ear while looking at the display with the right eye.

The company recently obtained a pertinent patent from the American Patent Law Association. Likewise, the company got a design patent on its glass wearable device from the Korean Intellectual Property Office in October last year.
A Samsung associate let on, “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.”
Epson also unveiled its smart glass “MOVERIO BT-100” in the local market last March, and is to officially introduce it at the end of this month.
Sony, after introducing its “Smart Eyeglass” as a trial product at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in January, is planning to commercialize the product in time for the opening of the Brazil World Cup in June.
One industry observer said, “The smart glass is a content platform and a final product that can contain technologies of software and hardware companies. It is superior in product value to the smart watch. The smart glass is a wearable device that can be the next smartphone together with the smart watch.”


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