Facebook may not launch its smart speakers before October

Facebook may not launch its smart speakers before October
Facebook will probably not release its line of smart speakers before October, latest rumors suggest. Production of the AI-infused tech may not be delayed, though, and it could begin as early as June.

The two smart speakers, codenamed 'Fiona' and 'Aloha', were rumored to be revealed at Facebook F8 – the company's annual developer conference held in May. However, the gadgets probably will be made official later due to the controversy that has surrounded the social media after the Cambridge Analytica data scandal, in which Facebook inadvertently leaked the data of 50 million of its users.

When it comes to the actual speakers, they may end up being quite the nice tech. Rumors have it that 'Fiona' will have a 13-inch display, while 'Aloha' has a 15-inch "adjustable display", whatever that means. According to other rumors, both 'Aloha' and 'Fiona' will each have a 15-inch display, manufactured by LG Electronics. The smart speakers are also expected to have a smart assistant based on Facebook's Chat Bot.

source: Digitimes

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1. GreenMan

Posts: 2694; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

And let Facebook track everything and I mean EVERYTHING I say around the house? No thank you, Mr. Zuckerberg. A friend of mine once made a voice call on Facebook Messenger and the conversation eventually diverted to cars and various car brands as my friend was looking forward to replace his aging car and wanted a second opinion from the recipient who was a car enthusiast. Nothing unusual, right? Yes, nothing unusual until he started seeing auto showroom advertisements on his profile, started seeing adverts of cars he'd discussed in the chat and Facebook started suggesting various car blogs and other car related 'pages'! I don't know about you, but that's 'creepy' in my dictionary! G'Day! P.S For the love of God; please delete your Facebook.

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