Microsoft Developing Its Own Google Glasses?

Rumours out of the US has Microsoft testing a product similar to Google Glasses, the wearable internet user interface that is set to be launched sometime in 2014. Wearable smart devices are becoming more prevalent with not only glasses being developed, but a range of watches have also become available this year from the likes of Google, Sony, Samsung and Pebble.

 

Rumours out of the US has Microsoft testing a product similar to Google Glasses, the wearable internet user interface that is set to be launched sometime in 2014.

Wearable smart devices are becoming more prevalent with not only glasses being developed, but a range of watches have also become available this year from the likes of Google, Sony, Samsung and Pebble.

While Microsoft has made no official announcement, and no plans or prototypes have been leaked, sources say that Microsoft has been approaching manufacturers in China and have been enquiring about componentry that would be used in a Google Glasses-like device.

Mi.crosoft has hardly had a stellar record in the hardware market, its Surface RT tablet being the latest device not to make the grade. However, some see this as a bigger strategy in that the company doesn’t want to be left behind and in catch-up mode in the wearable internet-enabled device market, which is claimed by ABI research to reach sales exceeding 485 million in the next five years.

The same source says that the Microsoft device is only at prototype stage and it might not even make to market. Bearing in mind that some of its hardware products have made little or no impact in the consumer electronics market due to the rush to get them on the shelf, taking their time on this one might not be a bad idea.

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