Introduction: According to foreign media TheInformation, Facebook has hired the former head of Google AR/VR work, Ryan Cairns, to lead the Portal project for Facebook. The leader of Portal, Rafa Camargo, will be responsible for other AR and VR jobs on Facebook.
According to foreign media TheInformation report, Facebook has hired the former head of Google AR/VR work Ryan Cairns to lead the Portal project for Facebook. The leader of Portal, Rafa Camargo, will be responsible for other AR and VR jobs on Facebook.
The Portal series is a Facebook-branded smart speaker product. Portal was developed by Facebook's hardware team Building 8 in 2016. It was originally led by former DARPA (Retro Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) and Google executive Regina Dugan, and was later renamed Portal.
Facebook released the Portal series in October 2018, and expressed the hope that the product experience that Portal brings to users is, "even if you are separated from friends and family, you can chat face to face like sitting in a room." . The Portal is equipped with a 10.1", 1280 x 800 resolution screen for $199; the Portal+ has a screen size of 15.6 inches and a resolution of 1920 x 1080 for $349. The Portal series has a built-in camera and microphone, and is a smart speaker that supports video calls.
Due to Facebook's frequent privacy scandals, the sales of the Portal series are not satisfactory. Facebook has not yet released sales data for Portal. Considering the competition between Amazon and Google smart speakers, the sales of the Portal series may not be very good. But a Facebook leader said that Facebook will still be committed to Portal.project.