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Facebook is Working On It’s Own OS Because It Can’t Trust Competitors

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Facebook, arguably the most controversial company of the decade is believed to be working on its own operating system.

According to reports by The Information, Facebook’s efforts in developing its own OS is being led by Mark Lucovsky, a former Microsoft engineer who helped develop Windows NT – so at least it seems they know what they are doing.

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If you are wondering why Facebook is working on its own OS, the answer lies in the competition. Facebook is planning on building more hardware products and doesn’t want to rely on competitors to provide software for these products.

“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 gonna do it ourselves,” Facebook’s head of hardware, Andrew Bosworth, told The Information.

Those concerned that Facebook may be getting into the mobile OS game, keep calm. At least as per current reports, the company is only planning on building operating systems for its Oculus, Portal and upcoming AR glasses with a mind-reading feature.

Currently, the Oculus and Portal platforms run on a modified version of Android which means they still rely on Google for this and that’s the reliance the company is looking to cut.

On top of this news, Facebook is also rumoured to be working on its own chip as well as a voice assistant. The social media giant seems to be getting its hands dirty, trying different things at the same time.

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