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.
Larry Page has not made friends in Facebook since the last interview. Indeed, the head of Google has fiercely attacked the company in an interview with Wired. Although he touched on many topics, Page made about him when he talked about the Facebook.
According to him, Facebook is good in his field, but made a very bad job when it comes to other projects. While Page does not explicitly mention the Facebook Graph Search made three days ago, we still feel that the target is clearly identified. Page is confident, and if we are to believe his words, Google does not absolutely afraid the novelty of Facebook.
A big part of the interview was also dedicated to projects Google X Lab. Google’s goal, according to Page, is to develop new things like Google Cars, and thus does not necessarily improve things existing. Anyway, now we’ll expected a response from Facebook via interposed media.