The social networking giant Facebook has been trying to enter the smart device market for several years, but so far the attempts have been unsuccessful: the smartphone has failed, and everyone has forgotten about the Portal displays presented in 2018. However, the company does not give up - right now it is working on a new device, which is positioned as a replacement for smartphones.
According to Facebook, in the near future, people will put smartphones aside and start using smart glasses. To create an accessory, the IT giant entered into a partnership agreement with Luxottica, which owns the popular Ray-Ban brand. It is reported that together they are developing glasses codenamed Stella. The device is positioned as a competitor to Snapchat Spectacles. A virtual assistant will be built into the glasses, and they will connect to the smartphone through a proprietary application.
In addition to Stella, Facebook is working on another project of smart glasses codenamed Orion. It is reported to be a full replacement for smartphones, not their "companion". With its help, users will be able to make calls, view information on the built-in display, as well as to broadcast to friends and subscribers on Facebook, showing the world "with their own eyes". According to preliminary data, it will be necessary to manage the gadget through voice commands - developers are already working on an assistant program. Information will be entered using the Agios ring device. It is not yet clear whether this alternative ring or bracelet control module will become.
According to sources close to Facebook, the company intends to release Orion points in the period from 2023 to 2025. Now Mark Zuckerberg is actively investing in Oculus virtual and augmented reality glasses.