Facebook has announced to introduce its first smart glasses in 2021, possibly as part of a plan to develop a device to replace smartphones.
The announcement was made by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, for which the social media site has partnered with another company, EssilorLuxottica.
Mark Zuckerberg said during the company’s Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Conference said that he can’t say the full details of the device at this time, but it will be a breakthrough for augmented reality glasses and they will look great.
Facebook also introduced the Oculus Quest VR headset during the conference, which features an upgraded processor and higher resolution display.
The device has been dubbed the Oculus Quest 2 and will be 100 100 cheaper than the previous headset, at 29 299.
These smart glasses and the new headset are the results of Facebook’s efforts to move beyond social networking to further strengthen its foothold in the hardware sector.
Facebook has also developed a video chat device portal that gained more popularity during the Coronavirus pandemic.
The glasses, developed in partnership with Facebook and EssilorLuxottica, will be equipped with Facebook apps and technologies.
Other details, including price and name, will be released shortly.
Facebook has been working on augmented reality smart glasses for a long time, but it could still take years.
In this regard, a CNBC report last year said that Facebook is working on smart glasses that will gradually replace smartphones.
To that end, Facebook has partnered with Ray-Ban’s parent company, Luxottica, to create great frames that people will love to wear.
Remember that Google had also partnered with the same company for its smart glasses so that good frames could be made in terms of fashion, but it failed.
According to the report, the code of smart glasses equipped with Facebook’s augmented reality technology has been kept semi-Orion, which when worn, will bring a graphic display in front of the eyes of the users while the user will be able to make calls. I will be able to do a lot.
The project has been working on Facebook’s reality lab in Washington for years and the company plans to introduce it from 2023 to 2025.
By the way, this is not the first time that Facebook has come up with a plan to eliminate smartphones.
In April 2017, Michael Abrash, chief scientist at Facebook’s Oculus Research, claimed that within five years, AR technology-based glasses would replace smartphones and become everyday computing devices.
Equipped with the technology of the future, he said, these glasses would be similar to today’s ordinary glasses that would lose weight but would enhance the wearer’s memory, instant translation of foreign languages, listening to conversations or sounds. As well as stopping to go, I will also tell you about the child’s body temperature at a glance.
In other words, they will be super glasses that will not require smartphones after wearing.
According to Michael Abrash, these glasses will appear as an alternative to smartphones by 2022 and within twenty to thirty years from today, we predict that everyone will like to wear these stylish glasses instead of phones.
He said that within five years, these glasses will be used everywhere and the use of smartphones will start to be minimized.
If you have a computer over your eyes, it will eliminate the need for not only TVs but also smartphones, smartwatches, tablets, fitness trackers or similar devices.
Similarly, in 2016, senior Facebook official David Marks expressed his aim to remove the mobile phone number.
He said that due to the growing popularity of Messenger, the days of phone numbers are over.
He believes that better, more diverse communications have flourished since the end of the old mobile phone era.
He said that through messenger, they are not only offering text to people but also offering photos, videos, voice clips, GIFs, your location, stickers, etc.
People can also send money. It is even possible to make video and voice calls without the need for a phone number.