Despite her recent scandals private life and misuse of user data, Facebook seems to be giving up on its ambitions.
According to a recent report The Information, the company is now developing its own operating system to reduce dependence on Android by Google. The development is being led by Mark Lucovsky - her former employee Microsoft and co-creator of the Windows NT operating system.
While the report provides limited information on how it intends to use the new operating system, Facebook notes that Facebook's Oculus and Portal devices are running a modified version of Android. This leads us to conclude that its new operating system will replace it Android in all VR and smart devices of the company.
Andrew Bosworth, head of Facebook hardware, also told The Information that the company "wants to make sure the next generation has room for us. We do not believe that we can trust the market or our competitors. So we'll do it ourselves. ”Along with the aforementioned Oculus and Portal devices, Facebook is also working on AR glasses. Bosworth reveals that these glasses, code-named "Orion", could be released in 2023. Interestingly, Apple it is also expected to release its own pair of AR glasses. Facebook is also reportedly working on a brain-control interface for its glasses, which could allow users to control it with their thoughts.
The report also shows that Facebook hopes to follow a similar approach to Apple on its track hardware.
Really, would you trust a Facebook operating system?