Facebook desperately wants to end the dependency on Google’s Android operating system, Facebook is now working on to build its own OS from scratch to power its hardware dreams.
According to a report in The Information on Thursday, Facebook has given the task to build its own OS to Mark Lucovsky, the co—author of Microsoft’s OS called Windows NT.
“We really want to make sure the next generation has space for us. We don’t think we can trust the marketplace or competitors to ensure that’s the case. And so we’re going to do it ourselves,” Facebook’s Vice President of Hardware Andrew Bosworth was quoted as saying.
The company told TechCrunch that it’s particularly interested in developing augmented reality glasses, and is exploring all options to make it a possibility on its own terms. Facebook wants its own mobile operating system so hardware like its Oculus VR headsets isn’t tied down by the limitations of Android.
The social media giant has teams working on its own custom silicon chips and a voice assistant powered by artificial intelligence.