News are coming from South Korea claiming that Google’s ambitious Glass is reportedly going to feature Samsung’s OLED display. As per Kim Yoo-chu at The Korea Times, the company has recently approved a proposal from Samsung Display to provide the display panels for its Project Glass.
Confirming the alliance between Google and Samsung, an executive at one of Samsung Display’s local parts suppliers said:
Samsung will supply its high-end OLED screens for Google Glass. This is a really big thing because its means that Google shares confidential data with Samsung on its futuristic projects. Samsung Display secured a room to diversify its client base by reducing the so-called Apple risk thanks to Google’s agreement to adopt Samsung’s OLED technology in Google Glass.
As the Explorer Edition of Project Glass is already being distributed to early-adopters, we believe that the Samsung display panels with be used in the retail version, which is expected to go on sale in early-2014.
According to the Korean daily, Google CEO Larry Page along with some key executives recently visited Samsung in South Korea and talked about further increasing collaboration between the two companies. There were some reports suggesting that Google might even invest in Samsung’s OLED business, which makes more sense now.