Facebook might start an OS revolution soon by choosing to develop its own operating system. The Information states that the developers’ goals move way too far beyond by making a new smart display or launching a payment platform for its apps.
Facebook Plans to Develop an Android Alternative
If their aim to lead the future of currencies and carry us from this reality to a virtual area has not represented enough of a sign, Facebook’s next move might turn everything into a whole new perspective. The Information also told that Facebook would possibly try for a more Apple-Esque variant for main-party hardware in the future. One of the company’s insiders, Andrew Bosworth, came with some details.
He stated that: “We 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.”
The OS is right now under development by Mark Lucovsky, an ex-Microsoft employee, who worked at the Windows NT. Facebook, however, didn’t officially say anything about the released report.
Ficus Kirkpatrick, part of Facebook’s AR and VR platforms, said that it’s “possible” for the company to not rely on Google’s software. Other projects of Facebook include the developing of some new AR glasses, a new voice assistant for its Portal, and some Oculus items. The AR glasses project has been dubbed, Orion.
Facebook’s Latest Achievement
According to some information from App Annie, Facebook reached the title of the most downloaded app of the decade. The app keeps its first position ahead of others, such as WhatsApp, Instagram, or Snapchat. In terms of data, joined iOS and Android data back from January 2012, onwards, numbers previous cover iOS data only, and the 2019 part runs back from January to November.
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