Facebook might release new Portal devices this fall, report says
The video chat devices might get an upgrade soon.
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"We have a lot more that we're going to unveil later in this fall, new form factors that we're going to be shipping," said Facebook's Andrew Bosworth, according to Reuters. Bosworth, the social network's vice president of AR/VR, revealed the detail on Monday during an interview at the Code Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona.
, which allows users to make calls over the internet, was first unveiled last November and expanded internationally in April. At the Facebook F8 conference, CEO
said the company planned to bring WhatsApp's end-to-end encrypted video calls to the device.
"Portal has done better than we expected," Zuckerberg said of the device. "Even if you can't physically be together, you can be together."
Facebook had no further comment.
Originally published June 11. Update, June 12: Adds response from Facebook.
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