As the purveyor of smartphones, TVs, fridges, ovens, and even kitchen sinks, Samsung couldn't possibly let the opportunity to create smart glasses pass it by. A new report from the Korea Times cites unnamed Samsung officials who claim the company is presently developing a competitor to Google's Glass — tentatively named Galaxy Glass — which could make its debut at the IFA trade show in Berlin this September. One of the officials is quoted as saying that "wearable devices can’t generate profits immediately. Steady releases of devices are showing our firm commitment as a leader in new markets."
A Galaxy Gear for your face
The tone of this disclosure is very similar to what Samsung had to say before the unveiling of its Galaxy Gear smartwatch, which was the company's big novelty at last year's IFA. The goal for the Korean giant is evidently to establish a first-mover advantage in the wearable sector, disregarding how profitable those early efforts may be. The Korea Times article goes on to say that the Galaxy Glass accessory would connect to a smartphone and let you handle calls and listen to music, duplicating the Gear's companion functionality. That also evokes the so-called sports glasses that Samsung won a patent for in Korea last year, suggesting that Google's most successful Android partner is indeed preparing to more directly compete with the Mountain View team.