Microsoft is reportedly gearing up to bring to market its own augmented reality glasses. In a new report from The Wall Street Journal suggests that the software maker, also now making devices, is developing a “internet-connected eyewear” device similar to Google Glass.
At the moment there no much details about the glasses more than the company has placed different orders in various companies asking cameras and other electronic components that fits the description for an eyewear prototype. Also it is unclear how the “Microsoft Eyewear” will work, if the company is just testing another proof-of-concept or if we ever going to see an eyewear device from Microsoft in the market.
If Microsoft turns out releasing such device, this will be its second attempt as the company has tried in 2004 a device called SPOT (Smart Personal Object Technology), which was a watch that connected to MSN (weather, stock, headlines, etc.) via FM signal and lived until 2008.
Google Glass is already a reality and Samsung recently unveiled its own smart-watch, as such it is just logical to think that the software giant may just be the next company making wearable gadgets.
Source The Wall Street Journal