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Google, Microsoft, AR and the end of the smartphone?

Written by Ashwin Rattan Saturday, 29 December 2012 13:11
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Taken from Business Insider

 

You've heard that Google is working on computerized glasses. They're called Google Glass, and developers can already buy them.

 

It turns out Microsoft is working on something similar. It filed some patents on the project and Unwired View dug them up.

 

There's a big difference between what Microsoft is working on and Google Glass, though.

 

The most recent word out of Google is that Google Glass isn't going to use "augmented reality" – where data and illustrations overlay the actual world around you.

 

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/the-end-of-the-smartphone-era-is-coming-2012-11#ixzz2GRifdAc3

 

And for more on augmented reality, click here

Last modified on Saturday, 29 December 2012 13:18

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  • Comment Link Ray ANderson Monday, 07 January 2013 12:40 posted by Ray ANderson

    I invented a similar concept - the "Holoscope" back in 1988. More here: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/02/24/google_glasses_are_watching_you/

    The point you might be missing is that people will have both a smart phone AND this type of peripheral - just as a phone has speaker, headset AND Bluetooth.

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