To make it completely free from other tech related giants just like Google and Apple, Facebook is all set to build its own Operating system (OS) reports The Information. In the coming few years, it has been expected that the certain Facebook hardware products such as Portal devices or Oculus will be able to run on the OS as per according to the latest reports of Facebook exec Ficus Kirkpatrick.
“We really want to make sure the next generation has space for us,” says Facebook’s VP of Hardware, Andrew ‘Boz’ Bosworth. “We don’t think we can trust the marketplace or competitors to ensure that’s the case. And so we’re gonna do it ourselves.”
This operating system will be built upon from the scratch and this whole project will be led upon by the side of Mark Lucovsky. He is the former Microsoft engineer who has been co-authored by the Windows NT operating system. Facebook has not yet announced the final date for the arrival of the OS and which products will be using it for the first hand.
Facebook to launch its own Operating System because they don’t want to rely on Apple and Google in the future
Well this is not the first time that Facebook has ever come up with the announcement of the OS on their own side. Facebook had even once come up with the development of the prototypes of a custom OS for their Home but they make their mind and started using the Android.
Facebook’s current OS working is considerably the part of the larger scale of efforts to make upon the entire company so much self-sufficient. They wanted to make sure that the next upcoming generation will be having a space in it.
According to the Andrew Bosworth who is the Facebook’s head of augmented and virtual reality stated that they can never trust on other technologies when it comes to working on their operating system. So they have been thinking about developing with their own Operating system for the users in the future.
Facebook have been also thinking about working on the brain computer interface as well. There was a time when Facebook used to develop the technologies that was at the size of the refrigerator. But now they are developing such technology based products which you can easily hold in your hand. It might be possible that Facebook will be taking the next few more years to develop their scale of technology for the users.
Facebook is growing a voice assistant similar to Siri and Alexa, as well. The company even approached Microsoft to license data from its Bing search engine to educate the assistant. Much of this work will take place in Facebook’s new 770,000-square-foot campus being constructed in Burlingame, California, where Facebook will work on these and different merchandise — like its AR glasses.