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Samsung may be working on its own version of Google Glass called ‘Ahead’

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Jerrod Fenton
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The Korea-based electronics manufacturer recently filed a patent application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office USPTO for Samsung Ahead, a headset described as a wearable computer built in the shape of a helmet.

In 2013, gadget blogger Eldar Murtazin reported that the company was actively developing a head-mounted display similar to Google Glass, and that it would debut under a new Gear Glass brand in March or May of that year.

And in 2014, a rumor suggested that Samsung would unveil a Gear Glass headset — one running the company s Tizen operating system, according to Business Korea — at IFA in September alongside its then-flagship handset, Galaxy Note 4.

On the other hand, the landscape has changed quite a bit since Google ceased public sales of Glass.

The company is reportedly testing a revamped headset, a so-called Glass enterprise edition, with an upgraded screen and processor, folding hinge, waterproof design, faster Wi-Fi, and a snap-on battery pack.

If Ahead indeed exists in hardware form, corporate applications could be the key to its success.

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