Saturday, February 1, 2014
Samsung Galaxy Glass going public in September at IFA 2014 - Google Glass way ahead having partnered with Optometrists to offer Glass with Glasses
“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.”
Samsung official speaking on the condition of anonymity to the Korea Times
Look like Samsung isn’t content with Galaxy Gear smartwatch in the wearable arena, especially as it’s not being received well by the public due to its limitations as stated in my blog article entitled “Samsung Galaxy Gear was not all that it promised - Wearable Computing Renaissance and smartphone and Tablet Extinction once improved”.
They’ve also got an eye on Google Glass with plans for their very own Galaxy Glass as stated in the article “Samsung eyes smart glasses for later this year, claims report”, published January 27, 2014 7:52 AM PST by Lance Whitney, CNET News.
This news leaked from Korea Times suggests that this is in the pipeline and that we’ll soon know by the time the IFA 2014 Technology Trade show comes about on Friday September 10th 2014. Their report was based on interviews with anonymous Samsung officials who proclaimed the coming of a Google Glass competitor called Samsung Galaxy Glass as noted in “Firms turning to 'smart glasses'”, published 2014-01-26 16:27 By Kim Yoo-chul, Korea Times.
The Korea Times further stated those departments within Samsung are working collaboratively to outfit Google Glass with HUD (Heads up Display) that would basically result in a pair of customized eyewear that can function as a synchable Glass for their smartphone line.
This claim by Korea times isn't easily dismissed though, as Samsung had filed a patent claim in October 2013 for designs for a Wearable pair of eyeglasses with bone-conducting headphones that allowed the wearer to listen to music and receive calls as reported by the Walls Street Journal in “Patent Filing Shows Samsung Preps Electronic Eyewear”, published Oct 24, 2013 4:01 am, by Min-Jeong Lee, Wall Street Journal.
Additionally, in the month following the patent filing at the Analyst Day in November 2013, Samsung Vice Chairman and CEO Kwon Oh-hyun announced that Samsung was pushing into wearables as a viable arena The Journal, who had reported on this event, said that Samsung had showed slides that suggested the synchable Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch would be paired with a set of Eyeglasses as stated in “Look out, Google Glass: Samsung eyeing wearable technology”, published November 6, 2013 5:18 AM PST by Don Reisinger, CNET News.
Could that be the Samsung Galaxy Glass? And if so, will Samsung be completely replacing the smartphone with a smartphone with a Glasses form factor? Effectively killing the Smartphone as I had predicted in my blog article entitled “Google Glass Designer Isabelle Olsson puts Leopard frames on Google Glass - Smart + Sexy = Smexy glasses Katy Perry Roar for Tablet and smartphone Extinction”.
Samsung better move fast, as Google Glass had begun to make their Glass product available via an American Optometrist, VSP Global, when American go to fill their prescriptions for Glasses as noted last year in my blog article entitled “Google Glass partners VSP Global to make them more fashionable and thus mainstream - A perfect replacement for the Smartphone that’ll see many Americans Frozen staring in space”.