The prevalent social platform Facebook plans to unveil new version of the Facebook portal video chat smart devices that are coming this fall.
Andrew “Boz” Bosworth, Facebook’s vice president told that the company has “lot more that we’re going to unveil later in this fall,” related to Portal, including “new form factors that we’re going to be shipping.”
The new form factors could be the “Ripley” device that’s appeared in Portal firmware repositories. Ripley would allow customers to attach a camera to the top of their television sets and bypass needing a device dedicated to video chat capabilities. Instead, people could just use their TVs.
The company is continuing to invest in Portal “because we think there’s a whole new generation of hardware coming out,” according to Bosworth.
“Hardware is coming to the home, and we want to make sure that human connection, connection between two people, is a first-party experience on that hardware.”