The Google Glass was a revolutionary idea to bring a new type of wearable to the mainstream market. However, it has not really caught on with the market today, years after it was first announced. With a consumer-oriented variant of Google Glass to release in 2015, it looks like another competitor is planning to join in the fun. Sony is reportedly working on its own take on heads up display technology and we may see it as ealry as CES in January.
A recent announcement from Sony stated that they are developing a “lightweight single-lens display module” with one key difference from the Google Glass; Sony’s version can be applied to different glasses or even sunglasses. This means that Sony is developing an independent module compared to the integrated module and glasses unit that Google Glass is. This module consists of an OLED display that will project onto the right pane of your glasses or sunglasses, along with the usual Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity. As the product is still in its developmental stages, there is still no word on the exact specifications.
Another key difference between Sony and Google’s approach to heads up displays is the target market. Sony is more focused in searching for its potential customers by seeking out groups that can benefit from the use of a heads up display. Among the targeted groups were eye wear manufacturers that cater to sports or even companies that provide business solution through the use of wearable tech.
We are eager to see what Sony has to say on its own heads up display attempt come CES and if the reports are true, this product will be mass produced some time next year.
Source: Android Authority