Facebook is allegedly working on a standalone video chat device with a laptop-sized touchscreen

August 2nd, 2017   decode   Android 7.1

According to a new report citing “people familiar with the matter”, Facebook is currently busy working on a dedicated video chat device for use in the home. This will come with a touchscreen measuring between 13″ and 15″ diagonally, and might run a version of Android.

It will feature a wide-angle camera and AI-powered microphones and speakers. The device is said to be in testing at the moment, including “in people’s homes”, despite still being in the prototype phase. The large screen and “smart camera technology” are supposed to help far flung people feel like they’re in the same room,…

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