Patent shows Samsung's rival to Google Glass

Patent shows Samsung's rival to Google Glass

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JUNE 27: A Google employee wears a pair of Glass during Google's Developers Conference on June 27, 2012 in San Francisco, California. Google Glass, available for pre-orders to developers at $1,500, feeds the user information and uploads data and images from and to the web. Also announced during the conference was the new Nexus 7 tablet and the social streaming media player, the Nexus Q. (Photo by Mathew Sumner/Getty Images)

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Posted on October 25, 2013 at 2:33 PM

Updated Friday, Oct 25 at 2:44 PM

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- A patent filing shows Samsung Electronics Co. is working on a device it calls sports glasses that are likely its response to Google's Internet-connected eyewear.

   A design patent filing at Korean Intellectual Property Office shows Samsung has designed smartphone-connected glasses that can display information from the handset. It said the glasses can play music, receive phone calls and give hands-free control over the smartphone.

   Google Inc. is testing an early version of Google Glass with 10,000 people in the U.S.

   Other tech companies are also exploring ways to bring mobile computing to everyday objects such as watches and glasses.

   Samsung introduced a smartphone-connected wristwatch called the Galaxy Gear last month.

   Samsung filed the application for the eyewear design patent on March 8.

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