A patent application from Samsung has been published by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office that reveals that the company has invented smartglasses that are capable of doing much more than Google Glass.
Samsung’s patent application shows that its smartglasses will be able to work with multiple devices such as a game console, cameras, smartphones, tablets, in-vehicle infotainment systems, medical machines and many others. The glass of the smartglasses would be able to change from clear to becoming sunglasses when the user steps out in the sun.
Another application could be mirroring live TV or a movie that’s playing on a mobile device, when it’s safe for the user to be distracted by content being projected right in front of their line of sight. Applications proved by Google Glass are also mentioned, such as the ability to bring up messages and emails from a connected mobile device. Also mentioned in the patent filing are features such as taking pictures and video, ability to interact with Google Now and even the ability to show subtitles when a foreign film is being watched on another screen through the smartglasses.
Samsung filed this patent back in Q4 2014 and while it reveals that the company has been tinkering around with the idea of smartglasses.