Facebook to hold 'new home on Android' event
NEW YORK (AP) - Facebook has invited journalists to the unveiling of what it calls its "new home on Android". Next Thursday's event will take place at the company's Menlo Park, California, headquarters. Facebook is not providing further details.
There has been speculation about a "Facebook phone" for a few years. Facebook has long said it will not make its own phone. Rather, such a phone will likely integrate Facebook deeper into the phone's software.
Citing unnamed sources, the tech blog TechCrunch says Facebook will launch a modified version of Android that embeds Facebook deeply into the operating system, on a phone made by HTC.
More than half of Facebook's 1.06 billion monthly users access it on a mobile device. A deeper integration will help Facebook with its mobile aspirations.