An anonymous Samsung source has told Business Korea that the company is preparing to reveal its Google Glass competitor towards the end of the year. Referring to the product as Gear Glass, it’ll apparently be one of Samsung’s product highlights at the IFA tech trade show held in September. The source also reveals that like the new Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo smartwatches, Gear Glass will make use of Samsung’s Tizen operating system, and not Google Android.
Google Glass is kinda sorta now a publicly available product – the launch came with a series of fits and starts, culminating in an open, unlimited public beta that kicked off yesterday. Its first major competitor might be gearing up for a debut to follow shortly, according to a new report from Business Korea (via Business Insider). The report says that a Samsung employee passed along the info, saying the so-called “Gear Glass” will be ready for the annual IFA electronics show in Berlin this fall. The wearable device is an electronic headset that includes an ear place and a display, and it’s powered by Samsung’s homegrown Tizen OS, according to the report. Tizen is the OS that now powers Samsung’s Gear line of wearable wristborne devices, after the Korean company switched over from using Android on the original Galaxy Gear smartwatch released last year.