Google is ready to start reviewing third-party apps for its Google Glass product. The news jives with earlier reports that such apps would become available after a Glass software update this month.
Looking to add an Android phone to your wrist? The new A.I. Watch is looking to Indiegogo to deliver just that. The smartwatch runs full Android, has tiles like Windows Phone and voice input for text entry or voice control.
ColorSnap already makes it easy to take pictures and get paint color recommendations on a smartphone or a tablet, but it’s a perfect app to take advantage of Google Glass.
What Google Glass can do, it does pretty well, but it’s still fairly limited in terms of apps. That may be changing next month with sources suggesting Google will officially launch Glassware apps.
Thousands of testers wearing Google Glass don’t have the final product version yet but nobody knows what the retail edition will look like. Newly awarded patents explain how Google might design the final product, especially for those who wear corrective lenses.
The glut of research in teaching computers to analyze and understand images could prove very helpful in letting us take full advantage of the countless hours of video we’ll produce as wearable cameras go mainstream.
Although there’s another big player in the smartwatch game thanks to Samsung’s Galaxy Gear, I’m not sure that the current concept of smartwatches and other wearables is right. Pushing smartphone data to a wrist is just “table stakes”: Bring me context!
Want a quick look at how the Galaxy Gear works with a Galaxy Note 3? Here’s a brief video demonstration from Samsung’s Unpacked event in New York City showing the watch, user interface and camera features.
Everyone seems to think that successful wearables will replicate functionality on existing devices. I don’t, at least not for a truly innovative smartwatch or wearable display. That’s why IDC’s latest thought on wearables hurting tablet growth makes no sense to me.
Every few weeks I see another “rival” to Google Glass. Some hardware looks much better than Google’s own product, but in the end, will it matter? Few other companies today offer the range of services and software to create a winning wearable.