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Samsung to Introduce Galaxy Glass at IFA, a Google Glass Clone

Galaxy Glass

A new report from Korea Times is shedding more light on Samsung’s competitor to Google Glass, which has been dubbed Galaxy Glass by those who are familiar with the company’s plans. According to the recent report, Samsung will look to debut Galaxy Glass at this year’s IFA which takes place annually in Berlin, Germany in September. 

From what sources report, Galaxy Glass will be much like Galaxy Gear, as it will display notifications for the user, shoot pictures, control music, place and receive phones calls, plus a lot of other things that Samsung is currently developing.

A recent patent application for the device gave the public a look at what Galaxy Glass could look like, pictured above. It should be taken into account that Samsung and Google both reached a patent cross-licensing agreement, which means Samsung won’t have to fear Google taking legal action against any similarities that Galaxy Glass might have to Google Glass – including the name. With the agreement now in place, both companies state that they would rather focus on innovation, instead of litigation.

An unnamed Samsung official was quoted saying the following.

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 definitely likes to play the “we were here first” game, but the company will soon realize that beating other companies to certain tech fields isn’t like landing on the moon first. Sure, the Galaxy Gear was a leader in the field, but it came with a string of issues which then had to be fixed with updates over the course of months. We hope that Samsung hasn’t half baked yet another product and rushed it to market.

IFA kicks off in September of 2014.

Via: SamMobile | Korea Time
  • TSY87

    yes, I want bloatware floating around in my field of vision ALL THE TIME.

  • Elliot Kotis

    It’s too late, Google already is associated with smart glasses, like iPhone is still “the smartphone”, no one can take that off Google for many years to come. I mean most advertising with a “generic phone” is an iPhone, even though they are inferior and dont have much world wide market share.

  • chris_johns

    sooo…has samsung like ever done anything original???…ill give them the note thats about it…thats just a combo of their phone and an old palm device

  • Maciej Kaznowski

    Powered by a hexacore 3GHz exynos processor, 4GB of RAM, 1gig GPU and it will still lag. No thanks samsuck.

  • dannyWHITE

    Annnnddd…LG just announced the G Glass

  • Geek Man

    Lets wait for the iGlass patent.

    No wait, the eyeGlass has been here ever since. :D

  • sirmeili

    I would not use it, mainly because Samsung would likely make it only work with Samsung phones (like the Galaxy Gear).

    I’ll just stick with Google’s version.

  • Jason B

    Making good use of that cross-licensing patent agreement with Google.

  • AbbyZFresh

    Looks like the casinos and theaters have another product to soon ban within their doors.

    More Glassholes to deal with from not just Google but Samsung too? What has the world come to?

  • coolsilver

    Called it. :)

  • Guy Pierce

    Thanks for the patent sharing agreement Google and Samsung. Hopefully more to come!

  • Intellectua1

    And all the Samsung haters blood is boiling.. They just won’t stop making products . lol.. I love the comments on Samsung articles..

  • Sirx

    “Samsung definitely likes to play the “we were here first” game”

    Yeah, that’s their corporate motto, if I’m not mistaken: “First all the things!”

  • Blue Sun

    No thanks. I’m not interested in products that require (basically) a forked version of Android.

  • Menger40

    Samcast, GalaxyBook, and new Samsung Experience Edition phones (no bloatware, just pure Touchwiz) are on the way too!

  • http://droid-life.com/ Rthvk

    Where’s Richard Yarrell when you need him?

    • Philip J. Fry

      ……

      • Ray Gray

        Kind troll

      • Futbolrunner

        Hahah!!

    • Guest

      Trick question! No one needs him.

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    Touch Wiz in My Eyesssssssss!!!!!! It Burns!!

    • jose

      Touch*jizz

    • Chris

      root silly.

  • Ronald Lockwich

    Didn’t read the article yet; however, after seeing that drawing I really hope they do something with the built in earbuds (assuming I’m right from the drawing). I like the idea of Google glass and what they’re doing. I know the courts have had arguments on whether or not wearable tech like this is safe or not, but the idea of that the ear-buds don’t seem to detach seems “unsafe” to me. If I were to purchase something like this, there’s no doubt I would drive while wearing them, and the idea of having them in my ears while doing so doesn’t suit me.

    • JMonkeYJ

      I’m curious about those, too, since they don’t appear to be in the correct place to go in your ears. Maybe they’re improved bone conduction or something…?

      • sirmeili

        My guess is that they “swing” down and fit into your ears. In the drawing they are in their stored position likely held there by magnets like the motorola buds use. At least that is how I see it.

  • https://www.facebook.com/findjaysee Joshua

    Ummm, no thanks. At all.

    • Maxim∑

      product isnt even out…

  • Tony Byatt

    I called it…

    • coolsilver

      You and that wolf guy.

  • http://thatgeekdad.blogspot.com/ Rob Delaney

    Da Fuc?
    Two words that we all said out loud or in our heads.

  • Kyle Miller

    Touchwiz forcefully shoved in your eyeball!

  • droidify

    I’m sure it will only work while watching a Samsung TV or something ridiculous like that.

  • Philip J. Fry

    Samsung, pls go

    • Brooks Barnes

      This was my exact same reaction

    • Jim890

      Say if moto was doing this instead of samsung, I bet that would be a different story. Huh?

      • Justin W

        Well, the fact that Moto is owned by Google really would make this a completely different story. On top of that, Google wouldn’t let them imitate their product like that.

        • Jim890

          You guys are just moto lovers and just bash on other than moto. End of story.

          • Philip J. Fry

            No, not really as I have a nexus 5.

          • Jeff Tycz

            No actually Samsung cannot come up with a decent idea on their own, they copy everything that has success, see iPhone/iPad, Dyson vacuums, Google now (reportedly with the new UI coming out). What they actually do come up with is garbage and removed in the next device iteration because no one uses it and replaced with more garbage hoping it sticks. I use to be a fan of samsung but they crap they pull not is just stupid

          • Menger40

            What about the Note series? Those phones aren’t garbage. My wife loves her Note 2.

          • Jeff Tycz

            its just a bigger S-series phone with a pen..

          • ostensibly

            FWIW the Note 2, while being the least aesthetically pleasing phone I’ve owned, was hands-down the best I’d owned in performance. Until I bought a Moto X, which is both functional and pleasing to the eye.

          • Geoffrey Gunter

            You’re somewhat correct, most of the people here have become huge fans of Motorola (a bit ironic given that the first comments in response to the Moto X the day it was released were bashing it for being expensive, underpowered, and gimmicky), but you should understand that it comes from somewhere. It’s not just “Oh, Google owns Moto so therefore we love it.” It’s more along the lines of, “Motorola kinda sucked for a long time, then Google bought and influenced them, now they have met a good majority of our desires as Android lovers.” Seriously dude, there’s nothing wrong with appreciating what Motorola has done.

      • Philip J. Fry

        But, do they?

        • Jim890

          I’m just saying if they did. You know exactly what I meant!

      • John Legere

        Yeah. Cause Samsung is trash.

        • Jim890

          That’s why samsung is one of the most successful company to sell millions of units! They don’t have to give out promotion to sell units because the are getting hurt with their sales.

          • John Legere

            Called brainwashed marketing. Nobody buys them for the software. Or hardware. Its to have a “galaxy” . Sheeps, just like Apple.

          • Ian Jackson

            I cannot stand the software on my Note 3 but I love the hardware. And the removeable battery. And the expandable storage.And the raw power of it. And the screen. And the S Pen. These things work. And they work well. Samsung does have gimmicky stuff but some areas they actually do get something right, believe it or not.

          • Elliot Kotis

            It’s called impeccable marketing.

          • Philip J. Fry

            Just shows you how many clueless people are out there. The only reason people buy them is to say they have a “galaxy”.

          • Jim890

            Haha clueless people? Nowadays people are smart by choosing the right phone that does everything they want. Not because it’s a Galaxy it just a better choice for them. Please don’t use that as an excuse.

          • John Legere

            No.

          • Philip J. Fry

            It’s not an excuse, it’s a fact.

      • http://www.failuretodream.com/ lostboardmayhem

        It would be a different story if Motorola made these because there would actually be a chance it is open to all OEMs, unlike the Galaxy Gear

        • Elliot Kotis

          And they wouldn’t call It Moto Glass.

    • Jordan

      I’m actually glad they’re doing this. Not that I’ll buy it, but Samsung has a lot of brand recognition. If they can convince the masses that Google Glass is an acceptable thing to wear on my face, more power to them.

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      • michael arazan

        Samsung does bring better camera software to the table, but if it is bogged down with Touchwiz, which will lag like hell with a smaller processor and ram, no one is going to want a laggy device with glass.

      • Elliot Kotis

        LOLOLOOLOLOLO No, smart glasses are now associated with Google, everyone will want a Google Glass when it releases or G Glass 2.0.

  • flosserelli

    Galaxy “Glass”? Seriously, Samsung? Can’t you be just a little more creative?

    • John Legere

      Thought it would be S-Glass.