Huawei’s next innovation is a pair of smart glasses

Many years ago, Google attempted to take on the wearable space with Google Glass. Unfortunately, it didn’t quite take, although it seems that Google Glass might have actually found a second lease on life in the enterprise sector. Now it seems that Huawei wants to pick up where Google left off with their own pair of smart glasses.
Following the announcement of the Huawei P30 and P30 Pro, the Chinese company took the wraps off a pair of smart glasses. We’re not sure what these glasses will be called, but they were made in collaboration with Korean eyewear company Gentle Monster. The glasses themselves look pretty plain and simple, but that’s kind of the point.
One of the problems with Google Glass is that it was too “out there”, and the fact that it had a built-in camera raised some privacy concerns. These are things that Huawei and Gentle Monster have done away with, where the glasses look normal, lacks a camera, but still manages to pack smart features like the ability to answer a call by tapping on the frame of the glasses.
There will also be built-in speakers and a microphone, and it can also charge wirelessly, such as putting it on top of Huawei’s phones. It is unclear as to what other features there might be, but the company will be sharing more information this coming July where the smart glasses will be launched in full, so check back with us then for more updates.

The future is now! Together with Gentle Monster we have joined forces to take your wearable intelligence to the next level with #HUAWEI X GENTLE MONSTER EYEWEAR.
— Huawei Mobile (@HuaweiMobile) March 26, 2019

Source: Huawei

Future LG smartwatches could have a sound-on display

Ahead of MWC 2019, LG revealed that they would be bringing sound-on display tech to its smartphones like the LG G8 ThinQ. Now in a recently discovered patent filed by LG in the EU, it seems that the company could be considering expanding its technology where it could eventually find its way to its smartwatches as well.
According to the patent filing, it is for a “Display Speaker” and amongst the devices that are covered by the patent, there is a mention for wristwatches. This means that in theory, future LG smartwatches could share a similar sound-on display to the LG G8. It could also potentially make the smartwatches less bulky and also lighter.
Of course, whether LG does go through with this idea and create a smartwatch with a sound-on display remains to be seen. For all we know, LG could simply be covering all their bases with this patent and might never have any intention of creating such a device, but one can always hope.
In case you’re not familiar with the technology, basically, with the LG G8, the company transformed the display of the smartphone into a speaker diaphragm, giving it the ability to produce sound without needing your typical speaker components. This could be especially useful for smartwatches where it could eliminate the need for speaker grills.
This means that in terms of water-resistance, there will be fewer points of ingress which should help improve the overall durability of the device. That being said, it is unclear if LG is capable of shrinking the tech small enough to fit into a smartwatch display, so maybe don’t expect to see it anytime soon, if at all.
Source: LetsGoDigital