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Tech & ScienceFacebook is reportedly teaming up with Ray-Ban on its smart AR glasses

06:25  18 september  2019
06:25  18 september  2019 Source:   msn.com

Facebook is working on AR glasses it thinks can replace your iPhone and Android

Facebook is working on AR glasses it thinks can replace your iPhone and Android Facebook is reportedly developing augmented reality (AR) glasses with a twist. These won’t be tethered to a mobile device, but will instead work as a standalone product that could replace smartphones. Facebook aims to release the product by 2025, but the company doesn’t have a great track record when it comes to making hardware that people actually want to buy. Remember the first and only Facebook Phone? That HTC-made phone never had a future. Plus, Facebook isn’t at the top of the list of companies you’d trust with your mobile data.

Facebook ’s augmented reality glasses could launch as early as 2023 now that it has reportedly found a partner in Luxottica, the popular eyewear brand. They will reportedly be able to take calls without being tethered to a smartphone, and will show information in “a small display,” which sounds similar to

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Facebook is reportedly teaming up with Ray-Ban on its smart AR glasses © Illustration by James Bareham / The Verge

Facebook has been working to build its own augmented reality glasses for the past few years. According to CNBC, these glasses (codenamed “Orion”) won’t be supplemental to your phone — they’re supposedly built to replace it entirely. They will reportedly be able to take calls without being tethered to a smartphone, and will show information in “a small display,” which sounds similar to Google Glass. The glasses are also said to have a camera that can allow users to live stream their journeys to followers and friends.

CNBC stated that Facebook partnered with popular eyewear brand Luxottica, makers of Ray-Ban glasses, to bring them to market in the next few years, possibly between 2023 and 2025. A recent post by The Information claims that Ray-Ban will be directly involved, but the fruits of its collaboration with Facebook won’t be seen on “Orion,” but on a completely different set of smart glasses, codenamed “Stella.”

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A partnership with Ray - Ban will reportedly bring the social network to your actual face. Facebook , in its continuing march to own every bit of data in our lives, is working on augmented reality ( AR ) glasses . This is according to a new report that claims CEO Mark Zuckerberg's company is partnering

Facebook has long voiced an interest in creating AR glasses , with Mark Zuckerberg teasing these plans at the F8 The team was reportedly being helmed by Michael Abrash, an AR /VR exec, as well as Andrew 'Boz' Bosworth Facebook working on smart glasses with Ray - Ban , code-named Orion.

These are said to be launching in the next few years, likely before “Orion,” and like Snap Spectacles, The Information says that they’ll feature a camera allowing users to record moments of their day and share them. Hopefully with Ray-Ban’s help, they’ll look better than Spectacles.

This isn’t the first that we’ve heard of Facebook’s AR glasses. The company confirmed that they were in development back in late 2018. And with a few years remaining until they launch, Apple’s long-rumored AR glasses could beat them to store shelves.

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