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  • atlas12005 atlas12005 May 24, 2013 8:12 PM Flag

    samsung oled in google glass

    This article indicates that the glass going into google glass is the flexible type. Does someone with more technical background explain how this would work. Does not the near eye display of google glass require it to be micro display (I guess what is the definition of microdisplay). would not the resolution of the flexible display be grainy and unacceptable. Here is the link

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      • Thanks, a nice article. If Samsung is using their existing technology then they are surely low resolution, good enough maybe for text but unsatisfactory for video. I see no reason why they need to be flexible.

        "Google’s consumer version of Glass will use Samsung OLED displays, reports out of South Korea have claimed, with the possibility of flexible panels being used for the futuristic wearable. The deal follows Google CEO Larry Page recently visiting a Samsung Display OLED production line, The Korea Times reports, and heavy-handed hints by the screen division’s CEO that wearables would figure highly in flexible OLED’s future."

        “OLED on silicon may be used for glasses-type, augmented-reality devices much like the Google Glass” CEO Kim Ki-nam said during a SID keynote this past week. “The wearable market will be a major beneficiary of the free-form factor advantage of flexible OLEDs. Smartphone-linked wearable accessory products such as watches and health bands will use ultra-thin flexible OLEDs embedded with various sensors.”

        "Samsung has been talking up the potential of flexible OLED for some time, though is yet to commercially deploy the technology"

        "The current Glass Explorer Edition, which Google has sold to a limited number of developers for real-world testing and app development, uses a small plastic eyepiece into which the image is projected. Exact technical specifications for the display technology itself have not been shared, though it’s believed to be something along the lines of a transmissive color filter panel backlit with an LED in the headset section, near the camera module."

        "Switching to OLED would mean Google could do away with the separate LED backlighting, since OLED pixels produce their own lighting."

        " though it’s worth noting that Samsung has been showing off translucent OLED panels for several years, and has in fact commercialized them on a small scale."

        "Exactly when the mass-market Glass will launch is unclear"

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