January 17, 2020
According to the news appeared recently with National daily that Facebook Inc. is building its own operating system software to decrease its future dependence on rivals like Apple and Google, Owners of the World’s most popular mobile operating systems.
The planned operating system, earlier reported by The Information, would be focused more on future products such as augmented-reality glasses, according to a Facebook spokeswomen. Facebook has shared plans to build this type of glasses, with software built in, but the social media giant is likely years away from launching anything in this area.
Facebook’s hardware dept head told that they have a plan to build a new operating system. They do not think that they can trust the marketplace or competitors to ensure that is the case and so they will go to do that by themselves.
Facebook has sought ways to alleviate its dependence on Apple and Google for years. It previously tried to build its own mobile phone and developed a software layer to work on HTC Corp. handsets, though both projects failed. Facebook also previously had a contingency plan in place call Project Oxygen, in case its apps were ever blocked or inaccessible from the Google Play Store and Facebook had to ensure users could get them somewhere else. Some technology industry leaders including Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, believe that AR glasses could one day take the place of mobile phones as consumers primary way of connecting to the internet.
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