Saturday, March 30, 2013

FaceBook Event To Feature New Android Home Screen Integration

After posting about a possible new Facebook smartphone yesterday, a new report today from the Wall Street Journal suggests otherwise.

The Journal reports:
"The social network is developing software for mobile devices powered by Google Inc.'s Android operating system that displays content from users' Facebook accounts on a smartphone's home screen—the first screen visible when they turn on the device, people familiar with the situation said."
The Journal goes on to report that hardware manufacturer HTC will be the first partner announced and that the social networking company is pursuing other handset.  Facebook has been investigating new ways to keep it's users fixated  on spending more time interacting with the service as a means to extract more revenue from the sale of online ads.

So the only question that I have is whether or not this feature will be baked into the new HTC One that is launching in a few weeks.

The HTC One smartphone

[Via WSJ.com...]
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