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Facebook Smart Glasses ‘Orion’ targeted between 2023-25

Back in 2016, Mark Zuckerberg conveyed about Facebook’s interest in AR smart glasses at the company’s developer conference 2016 event. Now, a report has surfaced online that reveals some details regarding Facebook’s “Orion” project. CNBC reported that Facebook’s glasses are internally codenamed as “Orion”. They further mentioned that the Orion project is developed by none other than Facebook Reality Labs.

Incidentally, Facebook Reality Labs subsumed Regina Dugan’s Building 8 skunkworks group in Redmond, Washington. According to the CNBC report, Orion is the name of a renowned hunter in Greek mythology.

Facebook wants Orion to replace handsets with a smaller screen. The key idea is to let users take calls, live stream to friends, and show other information. A voice assistant developed by the same team, Facebook Reality Labs would handle the user inputs. Facebook developers team has already experimented the Orion smart glasses on a “ring device” which is codenamed as “Agios”. It is heard that the ring device uses a motion sensor to give users another entry method.

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Facebook Smart Glasses ‘Orion’ targeted between 2023-25
Facebook Smart Glasses ‘Orion’

As per today’s report Facebook literally “struggled” to miniaturize “the device into a form factor that consumers will find appealing.” so it is looking for partnership. Facebook is now looking forward to partner with Ray-Ban parent company Luxottica.

Eventually, the CNBC report revealed a partnership between Facebook and Luxottica for the development of smart glasses. People close to the company are considering that Facebook wants to “get it done” between 2023 to 2025 that’s why they are taking the partnership seriously. Yeah, Facebook Smart Glasses targeted between 2023 to 2025.

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Soon after the CNBC report, in the afternoon, The Information reported that Facebook is partnering with Ray-Ban parent company Luxottica for a nearer-term project codenamed as “Stella” and not for the Orion project. They claimed, Stella will come integrated with a voice assistant and a mobile companion app and it will directly compete with Snapchat Spectacles.

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What do you think about the upcoming Facebook Smart Glasses codenamed ‘Orion’? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

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