While Google Glass still hasn’t been released to the public, there certainly isn’t a short supply of soon to be competition already. Unsurprisingly, Samsung may be looking to get into the “Glass” arena to challenge Google in the market with Gear Glass.
With the Galaxy Gear already available, we’re not surprised to hear that Samsung is actively working on a set of smart glasses.
Eldar Murtazin, who has long been known for getting inside information on new and upcoming products for quite a while, recently posted the following tweet about Samsung’s upcoming smart glasses.
Samsung developing own version of Google Glass. We will see it (probably) around april-may under Gear Glass brand
— Eldar Murtazin (@eldarmurtazin) October 7, 2013
We do find it a bit odd that Samsung will use the ‘Glass’ name in its upcoming product, and whether or not that will ruffle some feathers over at Google remains to be seen. Still, while the Gear branding will likely adorn Samsung’s wearable tech products, we’d be lying if we said ‘Galaxy Glass’ didn’t sound a lot better. Then again, the glasses could ship with a different name altogether.
One big question on our minds for Gear Glass is whether or not the device will be a Galaxy-only offering like the Galaxy Gear. If Samsung wants to bring the heat against Google, compatibility will need to be key, but we can’t say that we’d be surprised if Sammy’s glasses require a Galaxy S or Note handset to work.
If Murtazin’s claim rings true, we could see the Samsung’s Gear Glass land around April or May of next year.