What do you do if you are the world’s largest social network and want to make sure that the future does not leave you hanging dry? You invest in an operating system and hardware.
A report from The Information says that Facebook Inc. is working on its own operating system to ensure that it is not sidelined in the future.
Facebook has been betting on augmented reality hardware and software in recent times. According to the report, the digital media giant wants insurance that the software that powers devices will always accommodate it’s grand plans of world domination.
Apple has proven that owning both ends of the stick is a viable and highly profitable strategy, and Facebook wants in on the action.
Considering the privacy scandals that have trailed Facebook till date though, a Facebook OS will be a hard sell. Who wants all of that creepy behaviour running at the very core of their smartphones?
But all that flak is not holding Facebook back from giving it a shot. A Facebook OS and Facebook phone might just be what would save the company some day.
Will you buy a Facebook phone running a Facebook operating system?
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