Today the cellphone celebrates its 40th anniversary and tomorrow Facebook makes its foray into the cellphone marketplace.
Or at least that’s what the rumors and reports point to. Tomorrow, April 4, Facebook has invited press to its Menlo Grassland, Calif., campus to appearance off its “advanced at ease on Android.” However, even before the announcement of the accident last week, rumors had been swirling that social network was working on its own phone.
Here’s a adviser to the latest speculation about Facebook’s plans. Will any of them authority accurate? We’ll apperceive all for sure tomorrow when Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg takes the stage to acquaint us what Facebook really has in store.
Facebook At ease: Facebook’s Advanced Android Software
Sources accept reported that Facebook is going to unveil its own software that runs on top of Android. Agnate to how HTC and Samsung reskin Google’s Android operating system on their phones, Facebook has been adamantine at assignment on a set of widgets and homescreens that put Facebook front and center on the phone.
According to 9to5Google, the software is actually called Facebook At ease. Affirmative, Facebook’s clever “Come Beam Your At ease on Android” invite was added cryptic than we anticipation. 9to5Google and Twitter user @evleaks accept again posted some photos of the software. From the images it looks according to Facebook has reworked the homescreen to bull's eye on, able-bodied, Facebook. It appears that you can amend your Facebook profile from any of the screens and beam your newest messages or updates adapted on the main or lock screen.
HTC Aboriginal: Aboriginal Phone Fabricated by HTC
But that software needs a at ease and it is reported by a figure of outlets, including TechCrunch, The Advanced York Times and 9to5Google that Facebook will announce that its advanced Facebook At ease software will be available aboriginal on an HTC phone. It is said to be called the “HTC Aboriginal” phone. HTC, a Taiwanese phone maker, fabricated a phone in 2011 that focused on Facebook; it was called the HTC Status.
According to Android Police, the phone, which has been codenamed the HTC Myst, will accept a dual-core Snapdragon processor, 1GB of RAM, a 5 megapixel camera and a 4.3-inch 720p affectation. According to added photos that accept been leaked by @evleaks, the phone will come in an assortment of colors.
Other Facebook Phones to Come
But the Aboriginal will aloof be the aboriginal. According to The Wall Street Statement, Facebook has been aiming to assignment with other phone makers. “The company any more offers an app for Android devices, but buttoned up agreements with smartphone makers would accomplish statement feeds and other advice immediately viewable,” The Wall Street Statement reported.
Tomorrow we’ll separate rumor from actuality, when Facebook’s accident kicks off at 10 a.m. PT / 1:00 p.m. ET.
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Originall posted April 4, 2013