Facebook has a heavy dependence on other firm’s operating systems to allow its social network to perform and its hardware to run. However, that might not be the predicament for significantly longer. Facebook is creating its operating system from scratch.
As The Verge reports, a report assembled by The Information has revealed that Mark Zuckerberg’s firm is at present working on a brand new OS. The man heading up the project is Mark Lucovsky, who was the co-author of Microsoft’s Windows NT.
The decision to move away from a reliance on someone else’s OS is because of Facebook’s move into hardware. Each the Oculus and Portal devices use a modified model on Android, and it is right here the place Facebook wants to make the change. Andrew Bosworth, Facebook’s head of hardware, defined, “We wish to make sure the next generation has an area for us. We do not suppose we will believe the marketplace or competitors to make sure that’s the case. And so we’re going to do it ourselves.”
Facebook has been serious about its operating system for a long time. Back in 2013, it made the first attempt when the HTC First smartphone shipped. It ran Facebook Home, which was mainly a software program sitting on top of Android to create a “Facebook phone.”