Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Samsung to Enter the AR Eyewear Marketplace

"We may only be a few weeks into 2014, but one thing that's already clear is that this is going to be a big year for wearable technology. Not only are existing devices getting refreshed with updated hardware and software, but more companies are introducing entirely new products to compete for a piece of your body, including the likes of LG and Sony. Samsung is one firm that's long been vying for a space on consumers' wrists, most recently with its Galaxy Gear smartwatch, and now it appears that the South Korean company has its sights set on shoppers' eyes," reports PhoneDog. "The Korea Times, Samsung is prepping its own pair of smart glasses that are currently being referred to as 'Galaxy Glass.' The unit, which Samsung has already applied for a patent for in Korea, is expected to be capable of connecting to a smartphone and displaying notifications from the handset as well as take calls and play music. Galaxy Glass will reportedly feature a translucent lens on which its notifications will be shown." Read more.

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