Something to look forward to: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg confirmed during the quarterly income statement that the company’s next hardware release will be Ray-Ban smart glasses. An exact release date was not given, but when Facebook first unveiled them, they said they were slated for release in 2021.
Facebook promulgated Last September, the company teamed up with Ray-Ban and EssilorLuxottica to create a pair of smart glasses. We’ve since learned that this device will not offer AR capabilities, suggesting it might be similar to Echo Frames.
In accordance with call about income Note that it looks like Facebook is still gearing up to release Ray-Ban smart glasses later this year. Zuckerberg said that “glasses have their own iconic form factor, and they allow you to do some pretty nifty things.”
We didn’t expect them to be a killer product for Facebook or in terms of technology, but it’s an interesting proposition nonetheless coming from the owners of Oculus. The biggest difference compared to other smart glasses on the market is likely to be in their aesthetics. At the end of the day, these are still glasses, and looks matter. This is the most likely reason Facebook partnered with Ray-Ban, one of the most popular eyewear companies in the world.
Around the same time, Facebook announced a partnership with Ray-Ban and EssilorLuxottica, the company also disclosed he worked on the prototype for AR smart glasses, Project Aria.
As an augmented reality device, they will offer superior immunity compared to Ray-Ban devices, allowing users to call a friend and communicate with their avatar, receive assistance from a digital assistant capable of detecting road hazards, support you in a meeting, and more. It would be a more direct competitor to Snap’s Spectacles.
As a side note: During the same P&L report, Facebook shared that quarterly revenue increased 56% and net income increased 100% over the same period in 2020. Facebook currently has 2.9 billion active users, a new record for a social network.