Sony to release Google Glass competition next March
Google better be ready from some competition from Sony in the wearable department. And no, we’re not talking about a smart watch, we’re talking about some Google Glass action!
Sony has teased its own version of the Google Glass device known as the SmartEyeGlass. First seen at CES 2014, the SmartEyeGlass is looking to more versatile and better than the Google Glass.
Even though not that pretty to the eye, the SmartEyeGlass comes with an array of sensors such as an accelerometer, gyroscope, electronic compass, ambient light sensor as well as a 3 megapixel camera. The device has a wire connecting it to an external battery pack equipped with an extra touch sensor and microphone.
Sony’s device differs from Google’s in a couple of aspects. Unlike Google Glass, it utilizes a green monochrome display to overlay information atop the user’s general view. But it does use Android to relay to users notifications and other information.
Sony has just release the software development kit for the device. It is planning to have the hardware kits ready to go by end of March.
Source: The Verge