Facebook plans to release its first pair of smart glasses next year, Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said on Wednesday. The company has partnered with Essilor Luxottica, including ray ban, to offer different designs and styles for upcoming glasses. In addition, the glasses will carry the ray ban brand logo. But they’re not going to be the next step for live augmented reality products, as Zuckerberg says. < / P > < p > Facebook has also released a new version of oculus quest VR all-in-one, with processor upgrades and higher resolution displays. The new all-in-one, called oculus Quest 2, is priced at $299, which is $100 cheaper than the previous generation. < / P > < p > smart glasses and the new VR all-in-one machine demonstrate Facebook’s efforts to expand business beyond social networks and further promote hardware development. < / P > < p > in addition, Facebook also produced a series of video chat devices called portal, which were popular during the outbreak. < / P > < p > the Facebook essilorluxottica partnership “will combine Facebook applications and technology, Luxottica’s category leadership and iconic brands, and Essilor’s advanced camera technology to help people better connect with friends and family,” the two companies said in a press release. The price and name of the glasses and other details will be announced later. “In the next year or two, I think I’m going to be surprised to see (all AR glasses) in the industry, so we’re going to have to face many years – hopefully not decades,” Andrew Boz Bosworth, Facebook’s head of VR and AR, said in an interview. < / P > < p > Facebook is still trying to answer questions such as what sensors are installed on the glasses, how they work in different light and weather conditions, and what data needs to be collected. Some users may also be cautious about buying glasses because of Facebook’s user privacy scandal. Speaking of AR glasses, Zuckerberg said: “our goal is to develop glasses of ordinary size and beautiful appearance, which can be worn all day long to interact with holograms, digital objects and information, while still being with people around us.”. < / P > < p > augmented reality (AR) involves overlaying virtual objects on users’ views of the real world, while virtual reality (VR) immerses users in a digital environment, and Facebook is still betting on virtual reality. Since novel coronavirus broke out, many people spend more time in virtual reality,

Zuckerberg said. Oculst has been sold to Facebook many times this year, but it doesn’t need a connection. During the coronavirus pandemic, consumer demand for all-in-one machines increased, and supply was limited due to the impact of the epidemic on production. < p > < p > Zuckerberg mentioned that people miss the “sense of being” generated by being in the same room with family and friends, which VR and AR can help achieve. Zuckerberg also said, “with the continuous development of the ecosystem and the increasingly advanced hardware, we are beginning to see how VR will present new experience categories in the future.”. < / P > < p > according to Facebook, more than 90% of users using quest this year have never used oculus before. However, the company has not yet announced its total sales of all-in-one machines. < / P > < p > Facebook bought oculus for $2 billion in 2014, and as part of the deal, Facebook paid another $1 billion for retention bonuses and other incentives, according to Zuckerberg. < / P > < p > however, after the acquisition, all the co founders of oculus left the company, and VR did not grow as fast as expected. Oculus ranked second in all-in-one VR sales, with 28% of last year’s shipments, second only to Sony, according to statista. [image] Google secretly tests 6GHz networks in 17 states of the United States