Facebook is working on its own operating system in order to eventually replace Google's Android from its hardware devices.
“We really want to make sure the next generation has space for us,” Facebook VP Andrew Bosworth told Techcrunch, explaining the firm’s move into operating systems. “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.”
A Windows NT team member Mark Lucovsky is also ready leading the charge, being Facebook’s General Manager of Operating Systems.
Building a new OS in 2019 sound weird. By using an new OS, Facebook could have more freedom to bake social interaction deeper into its devices - Oculus, Portal, or future gadgets.
Probably co-founder Mark Zuckerberg wants the fame of Bill Gates and Steve Jobs by coming up with an OS.