Facebook moving closer to a Facebook-powered Android phone
0. phoneArena 29 Mar 2013, 11:28 posted on
Yesterday, Facebook sent out invitations to an event on April 4th that contained the cryptic message, "Come see our new home on Android." The rumor mill quickly jumped to the idea that Facebook was working on another phone, but the reality may be even more pervasive. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Facebook wants to hijack new Android devices' homescreens with its News Feed...
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1. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
Facebook, please "F" OFF!
Sorry for rude comment. :)
6. Aeires (unregistered)
Don't use Facebook and don't miss it.
8. menny07 (Posts: 89; Member since: 13 Dec 2012)
Facebook is getting increasingly rogue. Its no wonder seeing that their first funding as a company came from the CIA, if you know what I mean...
2. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1784; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)
hahaha at that point, the facebook will be removed from my phone. Tell Mark to suck his own c**k
3. amansingal14 (Posts: 306; Member since: 08 Sep 2012)
LOL, here where custom roms step in... Or better, stop using Facebook. Make them go bankrupt :)
PS - Sorry for being rude, but if you mess with my phone, you mess with me.
4. avin007 (Posts: 139; Member since: 28 Feb 2013)
I want my camera app and homescreen to be hijackd by sm porn sites.......jst my wishful thinking!!!
5. KickRocks (Posts: 126; Member since: 22 Mar 2011)
If this is even remotely true, even in the slightest, I mean even a hint of force on me and my android experience, I will say Goodbye Facebook and hello Google plus. Screw it, I might just start using it now because of this rumor!!
19. lyndon420 (Posts: 2671; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)
Go check out Google+ definitely. Way more interesting things, geared more towards adults and no stupid pokes to be found.
9. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 7004; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
NOT HANKS UNISTALLED FB APP now they gon too FAR. FCKING idiots. sorry bout my language but they just get me so mad.
10. Aeires (unregistered)
If FB tweaks out your Dalvik, I would think Google would treat that as a malicious app and force them to remove that capability or be banned. Question is though, would Google cut off FB? It's going to be interesting to see how this pans out and what FB's real plans are.
11. bxbomber718 (Posts: 15; Member since: 13 Dec 2010)
And just for that I will soon be uninstalling the FB app and just using it via my mobile web browser which seems to be more responsive anyway. What's interesting is I don't see them trying to attempt this same sabotage on iOS devices even on legacy ones...smh
13. boosook (Posts: 1227; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)
That's because iOS is not advanced enough to let them do these things! :) You can't write widgets, you can't add things to the lockscreen or replace the launcher.
In Android you can do all these things. Technically speaking, they could do an app that, upon installation:
- replaces the launcher
- replaces the camera app
- replaces the messaging application
- adds a widget to the homescreen
This would be very invasive... so I suppose most users would react badly.
12. Luuthian (Posts: 222; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)
This makes a lot of sense. Blink feed is already somewhat akin to a Facebook feed, so naturally HTC would be the one to extend a hand. They're probably hoping devices using the new Sense 5.0 with the Blink feed would benefit from having Facebook be the center of your home screen news.
Like the article states though, I'm having trouble seeing this as a big win for Facebook...
14. naveenstuns (Posts: 172; Member since: 19 Feb 2012)
I heard two days ago mark is entering POLITICS!!!!!
15. lyndon420 (Posts: 2671; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)
What's facebook? That's where kids go to poke each other right?
16. terabyteRouser (Posts: 457; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
This article is seething with anti-Facebook bias. Journalistic objectivity is a pure afterthought.
17. YaBoiDre10 (Posts: 84; Member since: 15 Nov 2012)
I don't want the government I mean Facebook montoring my phone. No thanks
21. threed61 (Posts: 154; Member since: 27 May 2011)
If you're using an Android phone, Google already monitors everything on your phone anyway, what's the difference?
23. YaBoiDre10 (Posts: 84; Member since: 15 Nov 2012)
ALL phones are monitoted but I don't want them having access to my home screen lol
20. Android4u (Posts: 456; Member since: 16 Aug 2012)
Deleted my fb one week after creating it
28. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
i've just uninstaled mine, WTF CIA FBI GOVERMENT FACEBOOK AND GOOGLE will be able to gain access!
One thing tho my buffer size is 64 MB, Rooted vis VMHeaptools and MCTweaker™
22. DeathR34PER (Posts: 18; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)
Man, not gonna lie, sooner or later there's going to be even more random phones that are going to be like from Twitter, Tumblr, Bing, Yahoo, etc...
Kinda dumb really...just saying.
24. humaningeneral (Posts: 3; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)
Google probably knew and stayed quiet.
25. Edmund (Posts: 656; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)
Reading the comments here, you get the feeling that android fanboys have a hard time building human relationships outside of their computer generated online gaming worlds'.
26. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
"...have a hard time building human relationships outside of their computer..."
Since when Facebook is outside of computer??? Think before making stupid statements...
27. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
Human relationships need build in real life not in a Facebook!
29. techloverNYC (Posts: 487; Member since: 20 Nov 2012)
im getting tried of facebook, but Im not a fan or twitter or tumbler. Im not a stalker nor do I want to stalk someone.
32. thachlel (Posts: 75; Member since: 20 Apr 2012)
It's maybe a bad battery. I've been used Anker batteries on my samsung galaxy s, s2 s3 n note2 so far so good. They hold charges a bit better than original one.