What Smartphone Works Best With Glass?

“One by one, the inability to use some Glass features began to add up to the point where I purchased an Android phone for the first time last week.”

It appears that Google have made Glass accessible with other smartphones such as Apple’s iPhone products, however potentially all Google explorers have either purchased or previously owned an Android phone as they simple work better alongside Glass. This isn’t highly surprisingly seeing as both Android and Glass are designed by Google and Android phones share the same functions and systems as Glass but what is surprising is that it isn’t Google who have restricted the services to Apple but it is Apple’s iOS systems that are not compatible with the My Glass companion app. Understandably Apple haven’t created their iOS systems to suit Google but to meet their own product portfolio needs, but with this new innovation it leaves them the option to either break the barriers which currently stand with Glass or create their own competitive device.

“I think anyone who really enjoys Google Glass will end up being driven away from the iOS platform if they don’t adjust and make room in their API for all of the necessary Google Glass features.”

Josh Braaten who is the Associate Director of Inbound Marketing at Collegis Education, believes that if Apple do not adapt to survive within the new industry of wearable technologies, more people will leave their iPhones to purchase Android products that are compatible to Glass. Nevertheless, this only relates to those who’re currently interested in purchasing Glass, those opposed to buying the innovative product may be content with their iPhone’s and iPad’s. But as technology grows, Glass and wearable technologies may either be a flop or they could become the next wave of everyday necessities and therefore Apple would agree that they would have to adapt their current technology to suit the new popular device or as mentioned previously, make a competitive device.

https://saskiaharper.wordpress.com/2013/12/07/apple-granted-patent-for-head-mounted-display/

This previous post explorers Apples recent accepted patent for a similar product as Glass and therefore insinuates that Apple is contemplating a competitive product. Nonetheless, competition within the technological industry doesn’t equate to a negative outcome as it encourages both party’s to explore further into their device to uncover what potential it may hold. Therefore, customers and companies are both offered and offer the best product to their ability helping the technological advancements within today grow and adapt further.

“Some may say that all Apple has to do is come out with their own set of glasses, but I don’t think it’s quite that simple for them…Apple just doesn’t have the depth in all the areas Google does. We’re seeing a brilliant Google strategy coming together in which each of its product’s main value proposition is that it is made better by the rest of Google’s products.”

Google has including vast amounts of its current product portfolio to create Glass and help make a rounded product which offers a suitable and effective use for all functions within one device. Apple, however large their technological presence, does not offer the similar set of organisational and communication tools that Google does. Such as, voice interactions through Google’s voice recognition software, directions powered by Google Maps, improvement of photos and videos through Google+ and chat, video calls and SMS’s are handled through Google+ Hangout. Therefore Apple has the money the potential to offer a competitive product but it would take them longer to initially create the systems that complete the product and hold it all together.

 

http://glassalmanac.com/smartphone-works-best-google-glass-iphone-vs-android/1563/

Google Glass: Engadget Review

“Promising technology with strong challenges to overcome”

Whenever a new innovation is released into the general publics knowledge it leads to a new source of potential threats and privacy invasions, just as the mobile phone camera caused a stir, Google’s Glass has as well. Nonetheless, this initial doubting of the device will simmer down once the product becomes mainstream and a part of peoples lives. Google will still have to ensure to the public that they are dealing with the issues presented about privacy and develop functions so that they meet the publics expectations. This is will undoubtedly happen with the release of each new generation which happens to every upgraded device, it furthers and perfects existing functions to keep on bettering the product.

Functions and systems that Engadget feel Google need to address;

  • Including public transportation on navigation tools
  • Clearer voice reading to avoid sending misinterpreted emails
  • Including a cellular connection because it can cost up to an extra $40 a month to tether the mobile phone to Glass
  • Increasing the battery life
  • Create an indication that the wearer is recording
  • Adjustable screen distance for those with sight difficulties
  • Expandable storage
  • Volume facilities for crowded areas

These issues seem to be widespread accross the whole explorer base and therefore, I believe that with time Glass will address each of these current issues but with the product only within its infancy stage, Google have only scratched the surface of what Glass may offer. Furhtermore, the explorer edition of Glass isn’t exactly the product which will be released the general public and that edition may of already addressed and expelled some of these issues that explorers have found.

Acknowledging the difficulties and constraints that Glass explorers and developers have come across will help me create my own app as I am aware of the drawbacks and issues that may confront an app. For example, when live streaming on RoseTinted I would have to include an indication the the wearer is recording the scene to ensure models and backstage workers to behave accordingly because even though the video can be edited afterwards, the live streaming session cannot edit out swearing or inappropriate behaviour. Addressing this issue may be a part of the websites log on details which will only allow those above the age of 18 to view to live streaming. This may be a potential way to solve the issue but RoseTinted is helping expand the experience of backstage and therefore wouldn’t want to limit younger generations from getting the same experience. Especially as these are the most likely demographic to be technologically savvy with an online presence.  

Due to Glass’ limited battery life in its current form, I would have to ensure that RoseTinted uses up the least amount of energy whilst it is running. Therefore the functions would have to go into standby whilst the user isn’t looking directly at them, this may cause difficulties during the live streaming as the user would have to remember that they are in fact live streaming which would have to be paused or passed on if they were going to have a break. Nonetheless, with Task Countdown having the opportunity to briefly look up and check your errands and time available would be continuously helpful within the busy schedule and hectic atmosphere that can surround fashion events. But once the user has checked and looked away from Glass, the app should go into standby as to not distract them throughout their working day. 

Fashion events can become crowded and noisy and therefore allowing for volume control within Glass can be a beneficial function, however, the user wouldn’t want to be distracted by what Glass is saying and therefore miss what someone at the event is instructing them to do. Therefore only offering Glass screen notifications will ensure that the user doesn’t miss any information RoseTinted or Glass is offering and alerting them to yet they will still be able to hear their surroundings. Using Glass during fashion events relies partly on those able to multifunction although I don’t see this as an issue because most event organisers are successful in their job and have become a part of the envied fashion industry because they could previously multitask numerous responsibilities and tasks. 

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8lScHO2mM0

20 Most Wired Countries

  1. Iceland: 13.9 percent of total population (95.9 percent of total youth)
  2. New Zealand: 13.6 percent (94.8 percent)
  3. Korea (Rep.): 13.5 percent (99.6 percent)
  4. Malaysia: 13.4 percent (74.7 percent)
  5. Lithuania: 13.2 percent (92.7 percent)
  6. United States: 13.1 percent (95.6 percent)
  7. Barbados: 13.1 percent (90.5 percent)
  8. Slovakia: 12.7 percent (92.9 percent)
  9. Latvia: 12.3 percent (97.0 percent)
  10. Denmark: 12.3 percent (96.9 percent)
  11. Norway: 12.3 percent (93.3 percent)
  12. Singapore: 12.2 percent (88.4 percent)
  13. Brunei Darussalam: 12.1 percent (73.7 percent)
  14. Finland: 12.0 percent (98.3 percent)
  15. Netherlands: 11.9 percent (98.4 percent)
  16. Israel: 11.9 percent (80.0 percent)
  17. Canada: 11.9 percent (90.1 percent)
  18. Poland: 11.8 percent (89.4 percent)
  19. Estonia: 11.8 percent (96.0 percent)
  20. Sweden: 11.7 percent (89.4 percent)

This is the most wired countries , with numbers indicating the percentage of youth who are ‘wired’ relative to the countries total population and relative to the total youth population. Knowing which countries are the most technologically accepting or accessible will help Google Glass define where to market their product to it’s advantage. Defining where Glass will be accepted and bought will help control money being spent on advertisement on a global scale as well as figuring out specifications to apps if the design needs to be specific to a country.

Figuring out where RoseTinted could be sold is another potential from finding out the most wired and technologically accepting countries because this would imply their fashion industry is also more accepting of technical devices. It has been previously researched how technology is becoming increasingly present within the fashion industry, although it will not become present within a country that isn’t already ‘wired’. The outcome of this research has presented myself with countries I hadn’t previously thought about expanding to within the future but now knowing they’re the top globally wired countries it makes it clearer where research into cultures and fashions needs to be taken once RoseTinted has been introduced and succeeded within the British fashion industry. 

http://www.livescience.com/40358-the-20-most-and-least-wired-countries.html

10 Things You Need To Know About Google Glass

“1. Tiny but powerful hardware

google-glass-tiny-powerful-hwGoogle Glass is packed with Bluetooth, Wifi, GPS, speakers, a camera, microphone and touchpad. Then there’s the main piece, a tiny screen the size of your finger, that shows you all the information you need at your finger tips.”

Even though some people have disregarded the size of Glass as too large, this article applauds its size and how Google has managed to fit so much into the device. They believe that the gadget is unobtrusive and is applicable to everyday life which is Googles aim for Glass that it can be worn and used throughout everyday activities.

Furthermore, with the continual growth of technology as a whole, parts involved within Glass themselves will become smaller yet more powerful and therefore, slowly but surely the device will become even smaller and less distinct. The critics worried about the aesthetics will therefore only have to wait patiently for a design they approve of to be released and with phones being updated nearly twice a year, they undoubtedly will have to wait a long time.

“2. Heed my command

Google Glass has voice input, which makes everything a lot more interesting. The built-in microphone combined with Google Now connects you directly to the search engine.”

Glass is always listening so whenever the wearer says, “OK glass” it becomes active again and therefore information is easily accessible at all times. The voice input is matched with a touchpad making it a lot more socially accessible rather than talking out loud in public, however the voice commands do make it easy when all hands are busy and the user wishes to take a photo or source information.

“3. Life pauses for no one

Google Glass users can now live in the moment, and keep that memory in pictures or videos. No more foraging around for a camera, tuning the settings of your photo apps, and letting the moment go by without a single snap.”

Taking photographs and recordings through mobile phones of everyday activities has become a way of life rather than saving film for special moments and Glass has now increased the potential of this. It can be frustrating missing a moment because you’re either setting up your camera or you just miss taking the photo, Glass offers a quick resolution to taking pictures there and then. Although you have to be readily wearing Glass for it to do so, which may mean that people take to wearing Glass all day every day; although this may appear strange and maybe socially rude currently, once they become mainstream they will be seen as often as people using mobile phones.

“4. Always on call, literally

With Glass being able to record videos, it can also act as a webcam with the data connection from your home or smartphone. You can use Google Hangout for a group conference, and still do what you need to do without being confined to a desk.”

As well as answering telephone calls, Glass acts similar to iOS’ FaceTime which shares the live image to the person on the other end of the line but instead of recording the wearers face, it shares from a first-person view. The voice input feature also allows the Glass owner to dictate messages, attach videos and pictures along with and sending it via the mobile data connection.

glass-handsfree

Through this image example it is clearly shown that the wearer is busy with an activity but still wants to communicate with people around them, Glass offers the opportunity to do this.

“5. Never get lost again

Since it’s built with a GPS chip, it’ll be able to help you navigate, with help from Google Maps.

Glass offers the wearer to monitor its whereabouts through a self tracking system as well as an icon which represents where they are, furthermore the device’s screen direction moves with the wearers head tilt and therefor clearly dictates where the map is indicating for them to go. This continual mapping will help people who need their hands whilst traveling so either driving, cycling, skiing etc and allows them to carry on at their own pace rather than pull over or stop to read directions.

“6. Blend in with the locals

You can now convert the currency rate, understand the measurement system (metric or not), or translate your questions and their answers on the spot.”

glass-translate

Admittedly, Glass isn’t the most unnoticeable product to date, but it does help the wearer blend into local scenery through translations on the spot. With the combination of navigation and translations, Glass is very beneficial to the constant traveler as they can also track their memories through videos and photos and them share them through Google+. Google’s new release of Glass Development Kit also allows the wearer to now translate foreign language signs into their native tongue.

“7. Live from the field

Live information that is shown to you would come from the predictive software of Google Now. On Android’s Jelly Bean, Google Now knows when you’re leaving your home for work and can warn you of bad traffic before you get stuck in it.”

Whilst these functions are already available on Android, Glass allows the wearer to access it quicker and without having to check your device, this would come in handy if they’re in a rush. Especially when Glass Now offers cards which show the users boarding pass, next appointment, hotel or restaurant reservations, reminders for important birthdays and events within your calendar. Google is trying and slowly offering the ultimate organisational tool to help the busy lives people run in this current economy and even busy home schedules.

“9. Time for a make-over

Google Glass weighed an astounding 8 pounds when it first was announced more than a year ago, but now is seeking to receive nods from the fashion industry.”

glass-colorsThe product has already released its second instalment of developments through the GDK since it’s release in early 2013, indicating that there will many more growth spurts to come. This may lead to new advancements within the technology along with the style that is currently available. There are numerous rumours surrounding the potential collaborations that could be made but the only official designer involved is Isabelle Olsson who has offered a new and fashion conscious style that replicates popular framed of today. Whether or not this design will be plugged is unconfirmed although it is highly likely with the gratitude and admiration it has received, although personally the frame is somewhat lending itself more to women but then again may be that is the demographic Google has appointed Isabelle to address.

http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/google-glass/

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Gets Technical

“Along with a glamorous new location and a bigger-than-ever Fashion’s Night Out opener, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week is getting another upgrade this year: technology.”

Technology is becoming integrated in and opening doors for opportunity within all industries but it appears to have taken a longer time to become a part of the fashion world. This may be down to the two opposing demographics of the techno wiz’s and the fashion conscious, but the two are now starting to merge together. Technology has become a part of seating plans, guests lists, look-books etc. The industry is evolving into the 21st century and Fashion GPS is owed credit, due to its web-based event-planning and inventory-tracking system which has helped simmer down the potential chaotic environment surrounding fashion week. 2010 was the first season Fashion GPS was introduced into the real world through specialised systems within Fashion GPS catered to the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week designers showing at Lincoln Centre.

“In 2010, we feel technology should play a very very active part in how the shows are run, besides being broadcast,” Levy says. “The idea is to have people not be inconvenienced for doing what they are doing, which is working.”

Peter Levy is the senior vice president of IMG Fashion and he is a theoretical endorser for involving Fashion GPS alongside other technological advancements being made within the fashion industry. Fashion GPS is helping organise the system into a more simple and structured procedure for all involved within the industry from stylists to designers to those working behind the scenes of a catwalk show.

RoseTinted will also be helping those involved within fashion events as it helps them monitor the tasks at hand and the time each of them must be completed by along with other functions available. Glass however helps push RoseTinted into a more specific and useful category as Glass itself is the USP of being there when you want the technology but also unobtrusive at the same time, allowing for the wearer to carry on the tasks at hand without being interrupted. Whereas Fashion GPS is currently only available on iPad, Tablets and mobile phones and therefore would require the person using the app to leave the task at hand to explore what Fashion GPS is instructing them to do.

Fashion GPS usually costs $350 a month per user but they offered a free subscription for the designers involved within the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. Offering free subscriptions for a limited time will allow designers to access and use Fashion GPS and all of its qualities enough to organise their show as well as get used to the idea of owning it. Therefore, once the show has ended along with their subscription they would be tempted into investing into the app which helps them easily navigate and organise their company. Fashion GPS may of made a small loss at the beginning with offering free subscription but the possibilities of designers sighing up afterwards as well as the advertisement offered by Mercedes-Benz will, in the end, help them make the money back and then some.

“We figured out that designers send out these books after the fashion show, they send out these books and it takes forever, and then the publications look at the books and they do the requesting. We thought, “Maybe we should digitize all this, along with the tracking.” And that really has been a big hit for the company.”

Eddie Mullon describing the arrival of Fashion GPS.

Eddie realised that the fashion industry wasted vast amounts of time, materials and money sending and losing both samples, look books and designs off around media publications, buyers and celebrities and therefore envisioned this all becoming digitalised to help smooth over the process. He had currently been working alongside designers such as Dona Karen helping them track their samples and helping them save money through this, but he stretched out the companies functions by exploring where in the industry needed to be developed. He found the niche market in 2003 but it took the Industry till 2010 to embrace the technical concept of Fashion GPS as well as the company to understand the fashion industry.

“I think [our value] has become apparent in the industry now; it was a lot harder four of five years ago for us to show our product as a company, because they didn’t really understand the value of it. Paying $400 for a brand is not that much at all.”

It has taken the fashion industry time to accept the usefulness and possibilities within technology but now that they have the influence it makes will grow rapidly, Fashion GPS have taken the first largest steps and it will undoubtedly have other companies, either bigger or smaller following in them. In relation to the costings of Fashion GPS, Eddie states here that $400 will not create a large dent in some designers bank accounts and even for those that it will, it is a profitable investment.

“The value for the PR is not to spend more time focusing on administration but more time focusing on the brand and how to communicate with editors and media. And then it applies to the fashion business–they can do more in the back office.”

Eddie is pointing out that now PR employees don’t have to input data for hours at a time because it is all readily available at a click of a button because of Fashion GPS. Now the company is spending wages on employees who can embed themselves in tasks that is much more profitable and effective for the brand. Through a personal opinion, the PR employee who previously had to sit and input all the data by hand is now feeling acknowledged as an employee through tasks which will now offer a more rewarding outcome. Once again insuring that the investment made is beneficial in other aspects of the company.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/hannahelliott/2010/09/02/mercedes-benz-fashion-week-gets-technical/

Apple Granted Patent for Head-Mounted Display

“Originally filed back in 2006, the patent, titled ‘Peripheral treatment for head-mounted displays’ describes how images could be projected to generate a peripheral display that would create “an enhanced viewing experience” for the user.”

According to the patent description the device has a number of possibilities of how it would project this display, compared to Googles asymmetric design, Apple would have two screens embedded in a wearable headset like a helmet, pair of glasses or visor.

Apple's patent display

Apple’s patent display

With Google Glass becoming such a controversial product through it’s own aesthetic which appears mild in relation to Apples suggested product, people may be more entitled to purchase Glass rather than the iOS version. Nonetheless, the eventual design, much like the original Glass may look very different to the patent exampled here.

“The HMD could also be used for augmented reality, transmitting a transparent image superimposed on the world in front of you using reflective mirrors.”

This is similar to what Google intend to do, however by offering two screens the image can be projected to a larger scale, enveloping the user into the device more. This could be both a negative but also a positive. In reference to the gaming industry they wish to bring the player further into the surreal experience on being within the game. An augmented reality aims to do just that, although it can appear dangerous if the person is so engrossed into the game they may not see an oncoming accident etc. Furthermore, if augmented reality is provided for other functions other than gaming this may become a larger distraction within the real world by again distracting people but in a more potentially dangerous surroundings. Nonetheless, I am sure Apple would acknowledge this potential threat and find a way to manage any oncoming or potential threats and to notify the wearer.

Apple wish to use the possibility of transmitting a transparent image around the wearer within industries such as surgeries where the CAT scans and patients information could be displayed in-front of them and also within military and police fields, where tactical information could be streamed through. Even though this is how Google plan to implant Glass; I believe this could lead to a number of difficulties. Such as the surgeon could be distracted by something they read and lose concentration whilst working on the patient or the police officer/militant could be put under threat because they were acknowledging what Glass was telling them to do rather than going into action. Clearly, sanctions and guidelines of when it is useful to use Glass will have to be ordered by each industry.

“The patent description also mentions that video and image information could be received from a portable external source, like an iPhone, which could divide the images into one frame for each eye.”

Although both Google Glass and Apple’s patent share similarities, by offering two screens Apple is delving into more potential opportunities, for example, having different viewings for the two screens. However it would be suitable to think that Google would of measured these possibilities throughout their research and studies and the fact they opted for one screen may indicate the complications made by two. Or it may simply be an obstacle which Apple have to overcome during their research to ensure that their product is viewed superior to Glass’ to entice over the existing potential consumers interested in peripheral vision computing but haven’t purchased Googles product.

Offering a screen for each eye with different information may become a nuissance for the wearer to pay attention to both screens as well as the outside. The reasoning behind Glass is to help the public with everyday tasks that they need their hands for but also want the opportunity to be kept up to date with text and information. If they then have to concentrate on two different screens they may once again may be drawn into the technological world and follow the same routine they played with mobile phones, tablets and laptops. However, it may also offer them two different but necessary functions such as recording a video but also have a screen of information available helping them market a USP of the product.

“Google’s patent is very specific to Google Glass — it’s for a wearable display with an integrated finger-tracking input sensor. Apple’s on the other hand, seems pretty broad, covering a variety of head mounted display technology implementations.”

Applying for such a broad spectrum of ideas on the Patent would insinuate that Apple don’t necessarily know how they will create their wearable technology device yet; whilst Google’s was specific to what they offer now, promoting the ideal that they have been researching and developing for years ensuring they know exactly what to do. Even though they both have patented products, Google have already released prototypes to Google explorers, meaning that they will be the first on the market offering the much anticipated and controversial product. Being the first to offer the general public a new generation of technology will help them start and maintain the role as industry leader because people become accustom to their design and systems. Once people get used to new products, it is difficult to change their preferences unless Apple offer a device that is far superior to Glass.

Even though Apple haven’t yet released any prototypes or information insinuating that they will to release a product similar to Google Glass, the fact they have a patent for such a product suggests they may intend to make it in the future. Therefore, RoseTinted would have to be available for both Android and iOS optical head-mounted computers. Although I would offer Google to buy loyalty from the app for 3-5 years so that the technology continuously released by Google for Glass would be readily available for my app.

http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2012/07/apple-patent-hud-display/

iOS vs. Android

“Who’s winning the mobile platform wars, Apple’s iOS or Google’s Android?”

Glass has to be connected to an Android phone for the device to work, this may then limit the potential market available to Glass as only Android mobile phone owners have the technology available; whilst Apple, Microsoft and other mobile companies are not compatible with Glass. Therefore, depending which company, iOS and Apple, has the most control over the market will demonstrate whether Google should in fact make Glass accessible to other mobile phone companies in case they are not the industry leader.

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Comscope MobiLens studying attempts to measure the smartphone platforms used by everyone over the age of 13 in the U.S. The numbers were released in the first 1/4 of 2013 but relate to every every phone sold, not just recently. Android are leading this data collection by 52.3% compared with iOS’ 37.8%, insinuating that more Android phones have been sold over the years.

2

IDC comments that worldwide, Android phones sell a lot more units that Apple sells of the iPhone, in 2012 Android had more than 70% share compared to 21% for iPhone. Indicating that not only in the U.S but worldwide, more Android phones are sold than iPhones, and by a difference of 49% globally. This would encourage Google that making Glass accessible through any phone not a high priority as it appears they are leading the industry by a large margin and therefore have a larger basis of customers to offer to rather than if Apple made their own device to sell alongside their iPhone.

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Whilst always following close in second place, Apple didn’t manage to sell more units than Samsung which deals primarily with Android phones measured on a worldwide scale. Nonetheless, Statergy Analytics stated that Apple’s iPhone outpaced Samsung’s shipments but these numbers relate to all types of mobile phones which may not even carry the necessary technology needed for Glass.

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Apple however are clearly making a larger profitability by taking 72% of the profit in the last quarter, this would indicate that Apple have more amount of disposable or saved money to spend on the development of products and technology involved, possibly leading to them creating a strong competitor against Glass with the money they have access to.

In regards to apps, both iOS and Android have over 8o0,000 third-party programs. It is hard to destinguish who has the best apps as that comes down to personal opinion and therefore the quality is inherently subjective. Nonetheless, Utest measures and collects users reviews and rankings and from these readings, iOS scored 68.5 compared to the average Android app at 63.3. However, according to Canalys  just over half of all apps downloaded in the first quarter of this year were for Android with 51%. iOS, at about 40% share, was the only other competition. Once again, Android are somewhat beating Apple in statistics.

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Controversially, even though iOS users aren’t downloading as much, they are willing to spend more money on that apps they do purchase. This could mean that if and once Apple make their competitive product against Glass, consumers will be more willing to buy a product simple because it is Apple offering it to them, therefore the profits made would roll over into the next development and the research available will be in Apples favour who can afford to delve deeper into technology. If Google offered Apple members the potential to purchase Glass with iOS features and computability already built in, they would refrain from waiting and buying the Apples version and therefore reduce the risk of a competitor.

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This pie chard states which company is used mostly within businesses, and it points out that iOS is largely in the lead. Possibly insinuating that Apple have a higher threshold on other businesses and therefore it may be easier for them to integrate new products from their portfolio into these companies than it would be for Google. Citrix reports that consumers using iOS have deployed enterprise mobility management into the cloud and therefore it would be difficult to move all of this information, and it may be simpler to buy a product which is similar to this system.

With the numerous outcomes from different charts and testings, it still cannot be monitored who is ‘winning’ between the two competitors as they both excel in different areas. Obviously it would be handy for the consumer if Glass was compatible with all smartphones but Google have to make a decision which would ultimately fulfil their needs and help build them as a company. They appear to be leading in selling the most mobile phones and therefore won’t find it difficult to find consumers to market their Android specific product, but Apple are coming a close second with a large amount of income readily available for research into products such as wearable technology.

Whether or not Google do decide to make Glass compatible with all smartphones, RoseTinted wouldn’t be limited to only Android or only iOS devices, offering Google loyalty to the brand for the first 3-5 years would be essential in marketing and developing the product. But once other competitors start to create their own head-mounted optical computers, RoseTinted should be readily available for them as well. Therefore money would have to be saved for research into iOS and other systems for Cloud etc. to ensure that all functions available through the app would all work the same way they do with Google’s Glass. 

http://techland.time.com/2013/04/16/ios-vs-android/