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Facebook to reveal modified version of Android next week

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 30 Mar 2013 16:47 User comments (1)

Facebook to reveal modified version of Android next week Facebook recently sent out press invites for April 4th, saying bluntly "Come See Our New Home On Android."
Multiple sources are reporting that the event will be to showcase a modified version of Android that includes deep integration with the social network and will likely be released on an HTC hardware.

It will keep most of Android's foundations but will have "all sorts of extra Facebook functionality built in," says one source. This makes the Facebook UI similar to HTC Sense or Samsung's TouchWiz UX.

The rumored name of the UI is "Facebook Home" and the home screen would be highly dedicated to Facebook. This could include a widget reading Facebook news feed stories, and easy access to Facebook Messenger, Facebook voice calls and picture uploads.

Facebook has long been rumored to be working on a "Facebook Phone" with HTC, and while not entirely true, this would certainly be close enough.

The event is scheduled for April 4th at 10 AM Pacific.

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131.3.2013 9:27

I can't get my head around how installing a Facebook app isn't integration with Android enough for anyone.

An operating system based around a social network is just laughable.

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