NEW YORK, July 22. /Offset. TASS Kirill Volkov/. The American company Facebook, which owns the eponymous social network, has patented a device that is a so-called modular smartphone, which the user can change at will.
As informs the Internet-portal Business Insider, this gadget develops a secret division of Facebook, called Building 8.
The patent describes a modular Electromechanical device that includes a speaker, a touchscreen display, microphone, and GPS unit. Experts Business Insider has come to the conclusion that the social network has patented its own modular smartphone.
The device engaged employees, who were informed of the development of a modular smartphone of Google. The project was never implemented. In addition, the team Building 8 also includes former employees of companies like Apple and Amazon.
In Facebook do not hasten to share plans regarding the development of a new smartphone. As stated by the representatives of the social network portal that is currently a secret division focuses on the creation of machine-learning techniques.
According to sources, the site Business Insider, specialists in Building 8 are engaged, including such projects as the development of scanning systems of the human brain, as well as technologies of virtual and augmented reality.
Facebook is one of the leading social networks in the world. It was founded on 4 February 2004 by mark Zuckerberg and his three classmates during their period of study at Harvard University. Currently, the 33-year-old Zuckerberg is the head owns the social network of the same name. The number of active users of social networks worldwide has already exceeded 2 billion people.