Facebook ordered Microsoft’s Windows NT co-author Mark Lucovsky to help them create a new social network from scratch and an operating system that they could use in Oculus and Portal, not to use Google’s Android and generate more interaction between users and improve the security (if a miracle occurs) of your devices.
«We really want to make sure that the next generation has room for us. We don’t think we can rely on the market or competition to ensure that’s the case. And so we will do it ourselves,» Facebook hardware vice president Andrew ‘Boz’ Bosworth said in an interview.
It seems that Facebook is preparing to create a whole new ecosystem based on virtual reality and therefore needs its own S.O. According to a report from The Information site, Facebook is duplicating hardware by building or acquiring many of the key ingredients needed to run the devices it plans for the future, such as augmented reality viewers. It has teams dedicated to making their own custom silicon chips, a voice assistant powered by artificial intelligence and technology capable of deciphering human thoughts.
With your operating system, you could also avoid a disagreement between Google and Facebook from derailing the roadmaps of Oculus, Portal or future devices. We’ve asked Facebook for more details about your local operating system.
No further details were disclosed about when this new operating system might arrive or the investment Zuckerberg is making to obtain it, but according to The Techcrunch.
Facebook worked on a secret project codenamed Oxygen around 2013 that would help you distribute Android apps from outside the Google Play store if needed. That same year he also introduced his failed phone built with HTC hardware running a forked version of Android and the Facebook Home user interface.