Facebook working on its own alternative to Android

Portfolio Facebook is not only social network: the company has long been engaged in the hardware and solutions, including smart displays and VR-helmets. These devices are running a modified Android OS, but soon the situation may change.

The Corporation has begun to develop its own operating system, which in the future will be able to compete with the “green robot” to create a new branded gadgets, according to Engadget.

Why the need for the OS from Facebook

The new operating system, designed for installation on hardware solutions company, and will be created from scratch. The project will be headed by former Microsoft employee mark Lucovsky – one of the creators of Windows NT. Facebook is also developing a voice assistant similar to Siri or Alexa.

At the same time Facebook is working on the creation of the interface “brain-computer”. According to sources, the company has managed to reduce the prototype device the size of a gadget that you can carry in your hand. Before the appearance of the finished product developers may need from 5 to 10 years.

In the short term, the company plans to release AR glasses, which recently predicted high demand, the head of Qualcomm.

Release date, features of the work and the name of the new operating system were not disclosed.

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