In consonance with surfacing bulletins, Facebook Inc.
Privacy as usual, is always the biggest issue when it comes to Facebook and its services/products, but the company says certain things were taking into considering while building Portal. It is priced at $349 (£270). He said: "Privacy is built deeply into Portal".
The first is the Portal proper, which features 10-inch screen with a 1280 x 800-pixel display resolution, which is alike to a 10.5-inch iPad Pro. Four million people who chose to share their information with myPersonality, a personality quiz app that was mostly active prior to 2012, will be notified via their profiles, the social-media giant said. The devices are 100% hands-free, and the gadgets don't need to be shifted as you move around.
The camera, when enabled, detects people but does not identify them or record anything about people's homes, according to Facebook. Your Portal conversations stay between you and the people you're calling. Both devices have a pretty clean design - with one seeming like a sleeker-looking Amazon's Echo Show, and the Portal+ looks like a tablet with a 15.6-inch display.
Additional features are available during calls, including joint listening on Spotify.
Augmented reality graphics can be overlaid on to the image.
But there are certain limitations which can be frustration inducing for many users!
But one industry watcher was more positive. Adding to the woes, one can not even surf through any web browser. That's why Facebook is offering "this much richer opportunity to connect".
Yes, most of the coverage so far has been skeptical. "In the future, more of us are going to contribute to culture and society in ways that are not measured by traditional economics or GDP". They're the AI center point of digital life or digital home. As a matter of fact, Facebook's reputation took a big hit and things are now not the way the company would have wanted.
Apparently, Zuckerberg has, since then, pushing his engineers to work earnestly towards an AR and VR driven future.
As the world continues to turn to more and more video, it raises the question of how we go about communicating with each other.
Apparently, Zuckerberg aims at making virtual space, less of a distant reality or worse, an abode exclusively for hardcore gamers!
We should mention that another reason why people don't want to have Facebook Portal in their homes is because of the recent Cambridge Analytica privacy scandal that caused Facebook's stocks and user base to plummet. After all, Facebook isn't known for keeping secrets that well.
"It would be better if this had end-to-end encryption, and you have to wonder why it doesn't when you recognise that WhatsApp - another part of the Facebook empire - uses it", said Wired's Mr White.
Facebook, of course, knows only too well that such concerns could affect its business, not to mention its share price, as shown by the events following the Cambridge Analytica scandal, which saw Zuckerberg himself attending and being grilled by United States senators in lengthy congressional hearings.