Samsung will announce a rival to Google Glass at the IFA technology show in Berlin this September.
Called Gear Glass, the head-warn gadget will be launched alongside the company’s new phablet, the Galaxy Note 4, a report by Business Korea claims, citing a “Samsung associate”. The annual IFA event takes place on 5-10 September, and it is where Samsung has traditionally announced updates to its Note smartphone.
According to the report, Gear Glass will run Samsung’s own Tizen operating system, as already seen on the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo smartwatches.
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The unnamed Samsung associate said: “We rolled out the smartwatch first, and have secured a considerable amount of glass-related technology and patents. Following the roll out of our smartwatch Galaxy Gear in September last year, we are slated to introduce our smart glass Gear Glass this September.”
Samsung recently secured a patent in America related to Gear Glass, and previous to that it received a design patent in Korea for a device worn on the face.
This week Google began selling the prototype Glass Explorer Edition available to every Google user in America, at a price of $1,500. Google says a refined and improved consumer version of Glass will go on sale later in the year - with its price expected to be much lower.
Source: Business Korea