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Why does everyone want to replace Android?

Google's Android operating system is the most popular OS in history. So why does everybody want to replace it with something else?

(OK, not everybody. Microsoft, which announced its upcoming Surface Duo don't-call-it-a-phone phone, promised full Android compatibility.)

One way or the other, Android will be replaced. And if I had to bet on the replacement, I'd bet on ... .

The Information reported this week that Facebook is working on its own operating system. An engineer named Mark Lucovsky, who helped created the Windows NT operating system, is leading the project for Facebook. The company is also working on a virtual assistant to compete with Siri, Alexa and the Google Assistant.