Chinese search engine developing Google Glass competitor
- Published: 4/04/2013 at 02:53 PM
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It appears that Google won't have to face the hurdle of getting its much-hyped Google Glass headsets accepted for use in China as the country's largest search engine, Baidu, has revealed it has its own wearable gadget in development.
A concept design for Google's Project Glass augmented reality glasses Reports in China suggest the country's largest search engine is developing a direct competitor to the Google Glass headset.
Called the Baidu Eye, it boasts a number of features that will sound similar to anyone who has been following news reports surrounding Google's first foray into the wearable technology market -- an LCD display, voice control functions, image recognition and bone conductive microphone and speakers.
The news, first published in the China Daily sina.com, cites unnamed sources close to the project who claim that the device will use an open platform for which developers can create their own apps. It also refers to reports on news website QQ.com that the device will use chipmaker Qualcomm's technology for extending the Baidu Eye's battery life to 12 hours between charges.
However, US tech site Cnet, upon reading the report, contacted Qualcomm directly for clarification. "We haven't made any announcements on this, so I don't have any information I can share," a spokesperson for the company said.
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