Facebook Phone Event, What Do You Think?

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Facebook is kind enough to be streaming their media event today. That means we can follow along with the news as it is shared from the comfort of our own homes. You can check it out here or simply refresh your browser as we’ll be updating this post as the news is shared.

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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.”

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“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.”

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Calling it “Home”. Series of apps.

“With “Home” you see your world through people not apps.”

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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.

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About the Author

Dan Cohen
Having a father who was heavily involved in early laser and fiber-optical research, Dan grew up surrounded by technology and gadgets. Dan’s father brought home one of the very first video games when he was young and Dan remembers seeing a “pre-release” touchtone phone. (When he asked his father what the “#” and “*” buttons were his dad said, “Some day, far in the future, we’ll have some use for them.”) Technology seemed to be in Dan’s blood but at some point he took a different path and ended up in the clergy. His passion for technology and gadgets never left him. Dan is married to Raina Goldberg who is also an avid user of Apple products. They live in New Jersey with their golden doodle Nava.