In March of this year, Facebook unveiled new controllers for future AR systems that aimed to provide a more natural and intuitive method for controlling the company's upcoming AR devices. Now Mark Zuckerberg has now confirmed some details about some virtual reality glasses.
During an earnings call of this week, Zuckerberg said: “Looking ahead, the next product will be the launch of our first smart glasses from Ray-Ban in partnership with EssilorLuxottica. The glasses have their iconic form factor with smart functionality. So I'm excited to put them in people's hands and continue to make progress on the journey towards augmented reality glasses in the future. ”
While Zuckerberg hasn't revealed any information on what the upcoming glasses will be capable of, Facebook has previously confirmed that the glasses will not feature an integrated display and will not be classified as AR devices. This leads us to believe that Facebook's upcoming Ray-Ban-branded smart glasses will be based on a complementary app, such as the Razer Anzu and Amazon Echo Frames.