Samsung is reportedly planning to take on Google Glass with ‘Galaxy Glass’


Samsung is reportedly working on a Google Glass-style device, with the tentative name being the Galaxy Glass. The company previously filed a patent for “sports glasses” early last year, which suggests that this device has been in the works for some time now.

According to The Korea Times, a Samsung official was quoted as saying that they’re not expecting to profit from wearable devices immediately, but the company is aiming to be a leader in new markets — as evidenced by last year’s Galaxy Gear smart watch.

There isn’t much else known about the Galaxy Glass at this point besides pairing to a smartphone, handling calls and playing your music, but the accessory is expected to be introduced at this year’s IFA in September.

[via The Korea Times, The Verge]

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  1. Mike S.

    [@Enrique Manalang] Yeah, I would agree that Google seemingly would be foolish not to continue with the Google Glass name–it just feels right, and people already recognize the product by it.

    But then again, companies sometimes don’t do logical things (think Microsoft dropping the name Metro for the tile world half of Windows 8 and instead falling back to the word Start (I realize that Microsoft had some legal issues as to the use of the term Metro–there was a German company using that or a similar term–but it also could have adopted a different name, rather than people like me and tech experts being forced to use the term “tile world”).)

  2. Mike S.

    Ummm, did no one at Samsung stop to consider that using the Glass name here might be bothersome to Google, and might even constitute trademark infringement? What’s next, Samsung iPad tablets? Wonder if Apple would sue Samsung over that . . . .