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Facebook Portal and Portal+ go after Echo Show with Alexa support and ‘Smart Camera’

Facebook is finally getting in the consumer hardware-making game, putting not one but two Portal devices up for pre-order after reportedly pausing development for a few months to restore customer confidence.

For all intents and purposes, the Facebook Portal and Portal+ are set to rival Amazon’s Echo Show and Google’s upcoming in-house smart display. But instead of creating yet another virtual assistant from scratch, the social networking giant is joining Alexa’s long list of proponents.
As Facebook points out on the official Portal website, “Alexa features and functionality …

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