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Unlike yesterday’s image however, today’s images reveal the Facebook device’s Facebook Home UI of its Android OS.
The photos of the device reveal a minimalist UI with full-screen imagery, and stock Android icons. The app drawer on the other hand, reveals buttons for instant access to Facebook status updates, photo uploads, and location check-ins.
The HTC First with Facebook Home will set todat at 1PM Eastern Time (US Time). Be sure to tune in for the full scoop on both the device and its UI.
While we still have no idea about the Facebook related Android event announcement, an alleged photo of the Facebook-centric called HTC First leaked out. The smartphone will all but certainly make an appearance this coming Thursday, on April 4 during a press event hosted by the social networking giant.
The leaked press photo reveals the front of the upcoming device and a three-button configuration below its display. Curiously, there are no logos whatsoever present on the device’s front.
The rumored specs of the HTC First include a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus CPU, a gig of RAM, 4.3″ 720p display, and a 5MP camera. The OS is expected to be Android 4.1.2 with HTC Sense 4.5 and, of course, deep Facebook integration.
Facebook sent out invitations for an announcement next week, next Thursday April 4th. Carrying the slogan [Come see our new home on Android], the press invite gives more than a subtle hint that Google’s mobile OS will play a leading role.
A likely product to be revealed at the San Francisco Bay Area event is a previously rumored, Facebook phone running Android. HTC is the social networking giant’s likely partner in the venture, as the companies have already worked closely together in the past. Well, what’s this about? A major revamp of Facebook’s Android app? An Android-based Facebook phone.
Whatever it is, we’ll obviously be there to liveblog the announcement in great detail, so be sure to tune in at 1PM ET (10AM PT). to find out all about Facebook’s announcement.
Facebook held its conference in Palo Alto tonight. announced a redesigned News Feed, which divides the content stream into different categories. Remained unchanged since the beginning of Facebook, the News Feed is seen today revised, adopting the same angle as the famous timeline. The new look aims to take better advantage of visual content such as photos and videos through larger thumbs, as well as to unify the News Feed appearance for desktop and mobile devices.
Here, the News Feed adopts air of a “magazine” like. The goal is to enhance the photos. They therefore appear larger than before (50% of flow) and the texts will be included directly in the frame. Similarly, Facebook has put forward more events like Google +. These also take a larger role in your feed.
The new content categories in the redesigned News Feed include one for content from your friends, a dedicated one for photos, as well as separate feeds for music related posts and news on public figures you follow. The new design aims to reduce the clutter in the News Feed, thus allowing the user to access only the content he or she is interested in.
A new design of the News Feed which aims to be more modern without disrupting user behavior.
Here’s a video from Facebook, explaining the News Feed changes:
The rollout of the redesigned News Feed will begin in the coming weeks. If you want to be among the first to experience it, you can sign up over the link on our source link just after the break down below.