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“We’re going to talk about the Facebook phone or more accurately how you can turn your Android phone into a Facebook phone.”
“We spend our lives sharing and connecting.”
Instead of starting with apps and then connecting what happens it we flip that around and our phones were designed around people and then apps.
We have our phones with us all the time and we want to know what is happening with the people in our lives. “Why do we need to go into all those apps to see about the people we care about?” We want to bring all the content to the front.
We want to build the best experience for every person on every phone.”We don’t want to build a phone that only a small subset will use. “So we’re not building a phone and we’re not building an operating system. ”
“Today we are going to focus on Anrdoid. The great thing about Android is that it is so open.”
Calling it “Home”. Series of apps.
“With “Home” you see your world through people not apps.”
Chatheads let chat step into whatever activity you are doing.
There’s much more to discuss, including the introduction of the HTC First and its inclusion of Facebook Home from the start but the big news here is Facebook looking to take over your device and become your mobile portal from the second you turn on your phone.
It is coming April 12 to select devices.