Facebook showed numerous times that its business goals are not just about a social media platform. The company intends to take advantage of any innovative modern trend that can add value to digital world. For instance, one of the most compelling goals of theirs was to bring Internet to developing countries. However, the company has also toyed with virtual reality and unlocked artificial intelligence for their products. As of recently, reports revealed that Facebook intends to develop its own video chat hardware next year.
Veteran Expert Andrew Bosworth Is the New Head of Facebook’s Hardware Division
Andrew Bosworth was promoted to lead manager of consumer hardware projects, including the famous Oculus and Building 8. CTO Mike Schroepfer confirmed the news about Bosworth’s new appointment. The official statement declared that consumer hardware, virtual reality, and augmented reality remain top priorities for Facebook. These modern trends play an important role in delivering the 10-year plan Facebook abides by.
“We believe these new technologies have the potential to bring the world closer together in entirely new ways.”
Therefore, one of his many responsibilities will be to deliver the Aloha video chat hardware in May 2018. A new report shed more light into this new approach to Facebook. The device will reportedly come with a large, tough screen closely following the function system of Amazon’s Echo Show.
Facebook’s Upcoming Video Chat Hardware Will Have a Starting Price of $499
Facebook’s flagship video chat device will incorporate the latest technologies on the market. For instance, it is supposed to employ facial detection to determine whether users are engaged in group video calls or not. The flagship product might have a starting price tag of $499 but it is not entirely decided yet.
However, there are more products to come. Veteran Bosworth also needs to supervise works on a 360-degree camera that take comprehensive pictures and a kind of necklace that features sensors. There’s also the project to create their own smart speaker that would compete with Amazon Echo and Google Home.
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