Facebook and HTC working on new 'Facebook phone'

Facebook and HTC working on new 'Facebook phone'Like two peas in a pod, it seems Facebook and HTC just can't stay away from each other. They've already had a collaborative attempt at Facebook phones before (although Facebook was keen to stress at the time, they weren't official Facebook handsets).

And now, they're back for more apparently. According to Bloomberg, the pair have been working on a phone which was due to be released this year but has now been pushed back.

The reason is simple - HTC wanted more time to work on some of its other products - hopefully not Beats Audio!

Little is known about said Facebook phone other than the social networking company itself is developing the software. It'll be layered on top of Android and we imagine with that much control, there'll be little room left for HTC Sense.

In fact, HTC may just find itself a contracted hardware maker here - just like in days of old when all it did was supply branded handsets to networks and other manufacturers like iMate.

According to the piece from the financial wire, the guys actually working on this Facebook OS have mainly come from Apple and they were the guys responsible for the Facebook integration on iOS6 that everybody is getting excited about.

As we say, Facebook and HTC have teamed up together. The Salsa and the ChaCha worked competently enough - but won't be remembered as the best handsets ever made. The fact of the matter is that with an Android handset, you can already integrate your social networks pretty well.

Which Facebook knows - which will be why it's developing its own deeper system that will no doubt invade every part of your life.

Let's just hope the OS is less complex than the actual site which is getting busier and busier as the days pass.

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Pondlife  Jul. 27, 2012 at 02:23

zuckerberg says it's all nonsense.

JanSt / MOD  Jul. 27, 2012 at 08:58

Zuckerberg is a criminal hacker... but for profit it's okay, I guess ;)
(Like it? G+)

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