One of the most popular social media company “Facebook” reportedly developing its own Operating System. To remind you, that currently, Facebook’s Oculus and portal devices run on a modified version of Android. And it seems that in the future, with Facebook’s own OS company wants to replace Android from its VR and Smart devices.
Facebook’s head of hardware, Andrew Bosworth also told The Information that Facebook “want(s) 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.”
Further, Facebook’s AR and VR heads, Ficus Kirkpatrick said that “it’s possible” that company’s future hardware won’t depend on Google’s software. Wich will remove Google’s authority over the company’s hardware. As per the Verge’s report, the development is being led by an ex- Microsoft official Mr Mark Lucovky who co-authored the Windows NT operating system.
To Remind you, Facebook also tried to develop its own OS back in 2013. But, that did not work out well. At that time the company created a forked version of Android and that version ran on an HTC device but that wasn’t well-received.
For now, these reports provide limited information about Facebook’s upcoming plans. Along with this company is also working on AR glasses. According to the Bosworth these glasses, codenamed “Orion” could arrive in 2023. Well, that’s not the first time that a social media company is working on AR glasses. Snapchat already launched its first AR Spectacles in 2016. Interestingly, Apple is also working on AR glasses.