Rumor: Samsung to Reveal Their Smart Glasses in September

Google Glass may be the most recognized pair of smart glasses right now, but that might not always be the case. If you follow this blog and read it regularly, then you already know that there are several options out there when it comes to smart glasses. Some options are better than Google Glass, and some are worse. Each pair has their benefits and their downsides. With that said, Google Glass might be getting a very serious competitor soon … Galaxy Gear Glass.

Samsung is, according to an anonymous source that leaked information to Business Korea, preparing to reveal its very own pair of smart glasses and they are called Galaxy Gear Glass. It will be running Tizen OS and is expected to be revealed at the IFA tech trade show that is happening in September.

First Patent

First Patent

This is not the first time that we have heard rumors about Samsung smart glasses. Last year, there was a patent that Samsung filed and it included a piece of tech that looked like a pair of smart glasses. Also, it was only a few months ago that The Korea Times reported that the “Samsung Galaxy Glass” will be shown off during this years IFA.

Newest Patent

Newest Patent

With that said, recent patents that Samsung has filed look a bit different than the one that was being called “Samsung Galaxy Glass”. The “new” pair of smart glasses that they seem to be trying to achieve is basically an earpiece with a display.

According to the source, Galaxy Gear Glass is going to be running Tizen, which is the same OS that powers the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo smart watches. The Galaxy Gear Glass will supposedly be released alongside the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 at the IFA event in Germany.

Sadly, besides patents, this is all the information we have about the mysterious Samsung smart glasses. There’s no information or even rumors about how much it might cost, what features it will have, what apps will be revealed with it. Still, IFA isn’t too far away, so we don’t have to wait too long to have our minds blown by Samsung. Hopefully, more information will be leaked before then though.

I have to wonder how Google is handling this news. Samsung is a pretty big company, and they have a BUNCH of money that they can use to push their product as hard as Google is pushing theirs. Google Glass has hit open beta, but will this affect their consumer launch? Plus, I wonder how Google is going to handle Samsung using Glass in their smart glasses name. We know GazerG (GazerGlass) had to change their name, because of Google enforcing a trademark they don’t have. Will there be a Google and Samsung battle in the near future? I hope so, because Google could use some serious competition right now.

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