As if learning from the fate of Huawei apes that are no longer allowed to get a variety of Google services and applications, Facebook later reportedly began to develop its own homemade operating system (OS) as a replacement for Android.
OS was not intended for mobile gadgets such as smartphones, but a variety of other categories of smart devices, such as smart screen Portal and headset Virtual Reality Oculus. Facebook devices are indeed running a modified Android OS.
The social networking giant apparently does not believe in Google, the Android OS owner who incidentally is one of its big competitors in the realm of technology.
Moreover, devices such as VR headsets are one of the development areas that will be used as a foundation for Facebook in the future. Rather than going into a mess because of problems with Google like Huawei, Facebook chose to develop its own OS.
“We want to really make sure that there is room for us in the next generation,” said VP Hardware Facebook, Andrew Bosworth, compiled from TechCrunch, Saturday (12/21/2019). “We don’t think we can trust the market or our competitors to make this happen. Therefore, we want to do it ourselves,” Bosworth said.
Facebook has appointed an executive to head the project to develop its new operating system. He is Mark Lucovsky who was once responsible for developing the Windows NT OS at Microsoft.
In addition to its own operating system, Facebook also wants to create its own digital assistant to replace Alexa from Amazon which is now used in the smart display portal made by him. Facebook application itself will still be available for Android phones as usual.
This is not the first time Facebook has experimented with creating its own “operating system.” In the past, in 2013, Facebook had collaborated with HTC to spawn an Android mobile product that was coated with a special launcher (interface) called Facebook Home.
Unfortunately, the cellphone called the HTC First, which constantly harassed users with various photos of friends and Facebook notifications, failed on the market.