Facebook takes on Google, building own operating system

In a bid to end dependency on Google”s Android operating system, Facebook is now working on to build its own OS from scratch to power its hardware dreams.

According to a report in The Information on Thursday, Facebook has given the task to build its own OS to Mark Lucovsky, the co-author of Microsoft”s OS called Windows NT.

“We really want to make sure the next generation has space for us. 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,” Facebook”s Vice President of Hardware Andrew Bosworth was quoted as saying.

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