Facebook is not refuses ideas to release their smart speakers that can compete with devices from Amazon, Google, Microsoft and Apple. Earlier it was planned to present " smart " acoustic systems in May at Facebook F8 conference, but because of the scandal with the release of the data had to be relocated .
Now the company plans to start a mass production of AS at June of this year, and present them at October. Apparently, in Facebook hopes that the this time the hubbub will subside.
In addition, the volume of the starting batch of smart speakers was reduced by 20%. The plan for 2019 is not yet changed.
What is prepared
Facebook wants to present just two speakers , which will receive 15-inch touchscreens, virtual assistant and voice control. The older model is also credited with a face recognition system. FROM using such devices you can listen to music, watch movies, hold video chats, go to social networks , etc.
By rumors, Portal (more " pumped " model) will cost $ 499, and it's twice as expensive as Amazon Echo.