While it’s true that patents are never a clear indication that a new technology is on the horizon, this particular patent from Samsung is something we will likely see in the near future. Why? Because it goes head to head with Google, something that they’ve been wanting to do for a while if only to take some of the heat away from their attacks on Apple.
A design patent registered with Korean authorities in October shows an electronic device in the form of spectacles. It has been categorized as a type of “sports glasses.”
“This design is of a type [of glasses] with earphones integrated, allowing [users] to take phone calls and listen to music during workouts,” according to a memo attached to several drawings of the device, filed by Samsung earlier this year.