While trying to liberate itself from other tech giants like Google, Facebook is building up its very own operating system (OS), The Information reports. Later on, Facebook’s equipment items, similar to Oculus and Portal gadgets, could run on the OS, Facebook executive Ficus Kirkpatrick said.
The OS will be worked without any preparation, and the undertaking is being driven by Mark Lucovsky, a previous Microsoft engineer who co-composed the Windows NT operating system. Facebook has not demonstrated when the OS may show up or which items would utilize it first.
This isn’t the first run through Facebook has thought about building up its own OS. Facebook once created models of a custom OS for Home, at the end of the day chose to utilize Android.
Facebook’s present OS work is a piece of a bigger exertion to make the organization independent. “We really want to make sure the next generation has space for us,” Andrew Bosworth, Facebook’s head of augmented and virtual reality, told The Information. “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.”
Facebook is likewise as yet taking a shot at its brain PC interface. A designer revealed to The Information that Facebook has contracted the innovation from the size of a cooler to a gadget that can fit in your hand. It could take another five to 10 years before that tech lands in any consumer item. Meanwhile, Facebook may build up a variety that expects individuals to wear armbands and learn explicit developments that correlate to brain signals, like the tech created by CTRL-labs, which Facebook procured in September.
Facebook is building up a voice assistant like Siri and Alexa, also. The company even approached Microsoft to license data from its Bing search engine to train the assistant, a source told The Information.