Baidu Eye Aims to be a Google Glass Competitor
We’re afraid that Google Glass might not play the leading role now, as according to the reports from Sina tech, Chinese biggest search engine Baidu also has developed its own smart glasses called “Baidu Eye”. However, it is now still in a process of the test prototype, and may be Baidu will widely use the OEM production in the future.
Baidu plans to take advantage of the huge database technology and multimedia services to establish the ecosphere which is similar to the App Store, and also to set up the wearable computer industry standard. Once Baidu Eye is listed, users will be able to use the Baidu Eye to make a phone call, to surf the Internet, and to share photos.
Baidu accounted for 70% of the Chinese web search, and built its own services like Baidu Encyclopedia, Paste it, Baidu music etc. Perhaps Baidu Eye is more difficult to compete with Google Glass outside China; but it will undoubtedly occupy the Chinese market much more than Google Glass or other equipments that are difficult to enter the market of a population of 1.3 billion.