We’ve all heard plenty of rumors about today’s event, but now it’s finally time to learn exactly what Zuckerberg & Co. have in store for us. Join us for our live coverage of the Facebook event!
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.
Last week, Facebook invited the press to a mysterious event taking place on January 15th, that means today. The invitation mentioned something that was “built” by Facebook, and it does not take long for that wild speculation invade the web. Today is TechCrunch who draws, citing the possibility of a Facebook OS.
In reality, the source of TechCrunch mentions an event based on the “mobile”. It does not take long for the site to imagine a Facebook OS. If this is the case, we can imagine a version of Android customized by Facebook, just as Amazon has done with its Kindle Fire HD, or even WebOS. Facebook already has a fairly substantial catalog of applications. In addition, Facebook has already supported a telephone in his name, the famous HTC Chacha who did not meet the expected success. A credible hypothesis, at least more than the appearance of a real Facebook Phone that Zuckerberg has denied existence.
Other rumors also speak a version for iPad application Facebook Messenger. The application could then receive the same treatment as its mobile version, allowing the social network to reach a wider audience. But there’s a catch, why Facebook will organize a conference with great fanfare for a small ad? The bet are launched, and the answer will come today.
While Mark Zuckerberg has recently denied that there was no Facebook phone in the work, the network site pocket-lint says otherwise according to a source familiar with the matter.
After a first test mixed with HTC Chacha last year, Facebook could release a new smartphone but this time would be dedicated to him. Understand by this that the version of Android could be vastly customized as Amazon did with its Kindle Fire.
Made by HTC again bearing the code name HTC UL Opera, this smartphone has recently appeared in Benchmarks. Side features, you’ll have an HD display with a 1280 x 720 resolution, a dual-core processor clocked at 1.4GHz (probably a Snapdragon S4) a Qualcomm Adreno GPU 305, and runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.