Since quite sometime, Samsung is known to be prepping a pair of smartglasses called Gear Blink. This wearable device was expected to be unveiled or showcased at the IFA 2014 tech show that happened last week. But, Samsung did not make this happen when it unleashed the Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge.
Now, a SamMobile report citing industrial sources claim that the South Korean tech titan will be taking the wraps off the Gear Blink in March 2015. If the same happens, this particular wearable device will be a tough challenger to the Google Glass that is already on the retail shelves. Perhaps, the smartglasses could be a unveiled alongside the upcoming flagship smartphone – Galaxy S6 in the Q1 next year.
Moreover, it appears like Samsung will be using the homegrown Tizen operating system for the smartglasses instead of the Android platform. Since the past few months, Samsung has been reducing the dependence on the Google’s ecosystem and one such aspect is the Magazine app that is released on the tablets that resembled the Windows 8 Modern UI.
If Samsung is working on smartglasses, it would definitely use a collection of patents that it had filed with the Korean Intellectual Property Rights Information Service over the years.