Google buys from Foxconn augmented reality display patents
In a move to ramp up Google glass development, Google has bought Foxconn’s Hon Hai Precision Industry display patent listing. According to a press release, Hon Hai, a major supplier for Apple and other top IT brands, sold a portfolio of Head Mounted Display (HMD) patents.
The technology consists of a computer-generated image which is superimposed on a real world view, Hon Hai said. The technique is commonly used in aviation and tactical displays, in gaming and video devices as well as training and simulation tools.
Google has been working on the release of Google Glass, a wearable device with a head-mounted display that currently is only available to developers and hand-picked testers.