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Facebook study their own operating system
the SAN FRANCISCO - Facebook is exploring the possibility of designing their own operating system, especially to manage the glasses to augmented reality, one of the side projects of the colossus of Menlo Park. A spokesperson for the group confirmed to the Agency France presse, the plan, after the site The Information gave the news. "We really want to make sure that the next generation of operating system, editor's note), you'll find space for us," said Andrew Bosworth to The Information. The head of the consumer products of Facebook he was referring to the technological capabilities required to operate complex products such as, precisely, the glasses are "smart". "We don't think we can trust the market or our rivals to be sure to do so. So we'll do it ourselves," he added. Creating their own operating system, Facebook would be less dependent on Google and its dominant system, Android, which is widely used on mobile phones (with the exception of Apple smartphones that have iOS). In this phase, the company is considering various options, such as the collaboration with other companies, or designing a specific system for augmented reality.

From several years, Facebook is diversifying its activities, as well as that of its main social, with other platforms (Instagram, acquired in 2012), messaging (WhatsApp, acquired in 2014) and services (entertainment, payments...) but also infrastructure. In 2014, the group acquired Oculus, which produce helmets for virtual reality. This market has not yet taken off, but this has not deterred Facebook, which last year also launched the right equipment. Its screens connected to the portal, in particular, allow you to make video calls high-quality with augmented reality effects.

it Is well known that Facebook has plans to make the glasses linked, that one day will be directly controlled by thought, thanks to the sensors. "Within about a decade, the ability to type words on a screen, editor's note) directly from our brain can be considered normal," said the company in July. According to The Information, Facebook is also working on the design of their chip, and a voice assistant based on artificial intelligence, such as those of Apple (Siri), Google, or Amazon (Alexa).

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