Facebook to collaborate with Ray-ban for their version of smart AR glasses

Facebook has been talking about building their own version of augmented reality glasses for some time. Well, we finally have some more updates regarding Facebook’s upcoming venture.

According to CNBC, the glasses will not be used to supplement the user’s phone. Instead, they will be built to replace the smartphone entirely. The reports also suggest that the users of Facebook’s AR glasses – codenamed “Orion” will be able to entertain calls without having the device tethered to a smartphone. They will also be equipped with camera abilities and allow users to live stream their journeys for their friends and followers.

CNBC also states that Facebook is collaborating with the popular eyewear brand Luxottica that also makes Ray-Ban glasses for their venture. It is expected that the AR glasses by Facebook will launch in the market between 2023 and 2025.

A recent post by The Information also hints that Ray-Ban will also be directly involved in Facebook’s AR glasses. However, they will be joining hands for another set of smart glasses that is codenamed as “Stella.” In fact, The Information anticipates that Stella will release even before Orion and will feature a similar camera functionality that allows recording day and night events.

Of course, they will look more attractive than the regular smart glasses – considering they are by Ray-Ban. Right!

Besides Facebook, the Apple Company is also working on its set of AR glasses. With both set of glasses under development, let’s wait and watch which one ends up in the shelves first!

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