Microsoft tests own version of Google Glass - report

Wednesday 23 October 2013 | 08:51 CET | News
Microsoft is testing prototypes for web-connected eyewear similar to the Google Glass device, people familiar with the matter told the Wall Street Journal. The source said the company has asked several component makers in Asia to supply cameras and other key components for eyewear prototypes. The person cautioned the device may never reach mass production. Microsoft is "determined to take the lead in hardware manufacturing to make sure the company won't miss out on the opportunities in the wearable gadget market," the person said.

Thank you for visiting Telecompaper

Sign up below to get access to the rest of this article and all the telecom news you need.

  • Register free and gain access to even more articles from Telecompaper. Register here
  • Subscribe and get unlimited access to Telecompaper’s full coverage, with a customised choice of news, commentary, research and alerts.


Already registered?

Free Headlines in your E-mail

Every day we send out a free e-mail with the most important headlines of the last 24 hours.

Subscribe now

Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Google / Microsoft
Countries: World
::: add a comment

Add comment

We welcome comments that add value to the discussion. We attempt to block comments that use offensive language or appear to be spam, and our editors frequently review the comments to ensure they are appropriate. If you see a comment that you believe is inappropriate to the discussion, you can bring it to our attention by using the report abuse links. As the comments are written and submitted by visitors of the Telecompaper website, they in no way represent the opinion of Telecompaper.


Google plans one-day sale of Google Glass

Published 11 Apr 2014 09:02 CET | United States
Google announced a one-day sale of its Google Glass to the public. To date, sales of the augmented reality glasses have been ...

15% of Dutch expect to buy a Glass

Published 03 Jan 2014 11:34 CET | Netherlands
Google has been developing Google Glass for some time, offering a set of connected glasses that link to a smartphone over ...

Google opens Glass sales to music subscribers

Published 02 Jan 2014 10:39 CET | United States
Google has opened up sales of Google Glass to US customers subscribed to its All Access music service. Termed a limited time ...

'Microsoft test Google Glass-concurrent'

Published 23 Oct 2013 09:00 CET | World
Microsoft is bezig met het testen van prototypes web-connected brillen zoals Google Glass, meldt de Wall Street Journal (WSJ) op ...

Wearable technology devices to reach 64 mln units in 2017

Published 04 Oct 2013 12:34 CET | World
Worldwide sales of smart glasses, smart watches and wearable fitness trackers reached 8.3 million units in 2012, up from 3.1 ...

Wireless accessory shipments to approach 170 mln by 2018

Published 31 Jul 2013 14:04 CET | World
A high growth surge is expected in the emerging smart wireless accessory sector, according to a report by Juniper Research. ...

Global smart glasses market to reach 10 mln units by 2016

Published 25 Apr 2013 15:12 CET | World
Initiated by the arrival of Google Glass and magnified by Google's efforts to promote application development for the product, ...