New reports out of Korea claim that Samsung will be announcing their own Google Glass-like wearable units in September of this year. The news comes from Business Korea, who spoke with a Samsung representative that stated the company will be ready to “roll out Gear Glass” in time for IFA 2014.
This year, IFA is being held in Berlin, Germany from September 5 through the 10. The Samsung rep went on to say that Gear Glass would be equipped to run with Tizen OS, Samsung’s own operating system, instead of anything Google has put together up to this point.
The unnamed representative went on to say, “following the roll out of our smartwatch Galaxy Gear last September of last year, we are slated to roll out Gear Glass this September.” Samsung has had a lot of experience with unique glass display devices in the past year, and they seem to believe that the Gear Glass is just another step in that process.
Whatever Gear Glass ends up being, we hope it is somewhat less dorky looking than Google Glass.