After smartphones, China's Huawei is dreaming to make big into the world of wearable tech. While the company is yet to share its plans to begin producing a smartwatch, it appears that Huawei may announce its first ever smart glasses in all three days time. Yes, you heard it right!
Huawei, known for its affordable lineup of smartphones, is reportedly planning to hold an event on November 24, where it could launch a pair of smart glasses.
If reports have anything to go by, Huawei is ready to face the smart glasses market, currently dominated by Google. Rumors suggest that the smart glasses would be launched under the ‘Honor' branding.
According to several leaks, the Honor-branded smart glasses would rock a 600 x 480 display, a 5-megapixel camera and Android 4.4 KitKat support. Moreover, it may come with a lot of sensors and does hand movement recognition, a new report suggests.
Apparently, the smart glasses could be directly linked to your smartphone, just like the current-generation of smartwatches. The bigger question remains: how Huawei will integrate its smart glasses with a companion smartwatch.
The first solid rumors started floating around sometime last year, but have since slowed down in the recent days. However, last week a few reports and leaks reportedly confirmed the Huawei Honor Smart Glasses was real and coming soon, and this week more reports are suggesting the same thing.
Smart Glasses Market - An Overview
As of now, there are not many big-ticket players available in the smart glasses market. Notably, the Google is the strongest names in the wearable business. Glass was once assumed to be an aspiration device, but it soon tagged as a failure. To date, Google has not made the Glass directly available to consumers worldwide.
Reuters recently reported that the company no longer plans to release its smart glasses to the public in 2014. Until last year, Google was touting its Glass to be the next thing. Now, it appears that a $1500 priced Google Glass was an experiment that went wrong.
Reports claim that developers are not enthusiast anymore to make apps for the Glass. Many analysts believe that there's no market for these kinds of devices. So far, Google has not indicated any official timetable for a consumer launch. That approach itself indicates that Google has decided to bid adieu to its Glass project.
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