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Facebook is building its own operating system

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Facebook is making its own operating system to free itself from other big tech companies. Yeah, we all know Facebook doesn't like to be left behind so its joining the operators. But on augmented reality glasses. Facebook is pushing forward, exempting the cause behind its back on data security issue. With the building of its own OS the company might not be dependent on OS own by other tech companies for it AR/VR product.


Facebook doesn’t want its hardware like Oculus or its augmented reality glasses to be at the hands of Google because they rely on its Android operating system. The company wants its own operating system, so hardware like Oculus VR headsets isn't tied down by the limitations of Android. Facebook wants its own platform to avoid other companies.

User are worried about giving their data out. But it clear why Facebook want to build their own operating system, that the case, it not for mobile but AR glasses. Recently Facebook's bought a  company that want to read people mind.

On Friday, a Facebook spokeswoman told CNET "We're looking at all options right now, which include partnering with other companies and building a custom operating (system) designed for augmented reality"

Andrew Bosworth, Facebook’s vice president of hardware, told The Information that it wants to "ensure that the next generation has space" for the company. "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 company told TechCrunch that it's particularly interested in developing augmented reality glasses, and is exploring all options to make it a possibility on its own terms.

In 2013, Facebook was supposed to launched a OS called Facebook Home, – a project that replaced your phone's usual home screen with something based around social features. The app received negative reviews, and was abandoned within months of its release.

In Burlingame, California, 15 miles north of the company’s headquarters, a 770,000-square-foot new space is designed to house roughly 4,000 employees.

Facebook team will move there in the second half of 2020 to make use of its labs, prototype space and testing areas. The AR/VR team will still have members at other offices across California, Washington, New York and abroad.

Facebook want to own everything they are using and don't want to be left behind when the big rush comes "the next generation has space for the company" and want to fully control all its product without using other tech company OS.