Facebook To Announce A Specialized Android Handset On April 4th

Posted Mar 29, 2013

On April 4th, Facebook will be hosting an event at their headquarters in Menlo Park, California to showcase a special version of the Google Android operating system, which will put the social network at the front and center of a smartphone.  The phone was manufactured by HTC according to a Facebook employee that tipped the New York Times.  Facebook sent invitations out to the media yesterday evening.

An example of how Facebook would be at the front and center is that when the device is turned on, it will show a Facebook user’s home screen.  The Facebook camera and messaging app will be the default for the core functions of the phone.

After Facebook drastically improved their iOS app, the company emphasized on improving the experience on Android.  Earlier this month, it was reported that Facebook is working on a way to silently update their Android app in order to bypass the updates through Google Play.  Facebook released a major update of their Android application in December 2012.