It looks like Baidu, a Google-equivalent in China, is working on their very own pair of glasses that is, well, similar to Google Glass. According to Sina, Baidu has already developed a prototype and are testing the “Baidu Eye”.
Feature wise, Baidu Eye will have similar functionalities as Google Glass, such as an LCD display, voice-control, image recognition and “bone-sensing” technology. Users can control the device using voice, or even use gestures to get the gadget to perform tasks such as taking and sending pictures.
Baidu Eye will run on an open platform whereby developers are free to write apps for it. Foxconn is reported to manufacture the device, which will have a battery life of up to 12 hours with the help of Qualcomm. Of course, nothing is official yet; CNET contacted Qualcomm on that matter but the company refuse to comment, saying that no announcements have been made and they have nothing to share.
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